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Future CIA Students Sweep SkillsUSA Cooking Competition

Future CIA Students Sweep SkillsUSA Cooking Competition

Recent high-school graduates who are continuing their educations at The Culinary Institute of America swept the top three spots at the 2015 SkillsUSA national championship in Culinary Arts. For their success, all three earned scholarships to the college, including a full-tuition scholarship for national secondary-school winner Hyeonseo “Jerry” Jo of Columbia, Mo.

Canonne Teaches Innovative Techniques at ACF Convention

Canonne Teaches Innovative Techniques at ACF Convention

French Pastry School co-founder, Chef Sébastien Canonne, M.O.F., taught members of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) how to twist a classic dessert into an innovative classic at the national convention in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 1, 2015. The French Pastry School of Kennedy-King College at City Colleges of Chicago was invited to teach its recipes on behalf of Plugrá European-Style Butter, a sponsor of ACF meetings throughout the year including the Baltimore and Indianapolis conferences in 2014. More than 500 professional culinarians came from across the nation to learn and participate in the workshops in Orlando.

Kendall College Wins 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

Kendall College Wins 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

A team of five students enrolled in the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts’ associate and baccalaureate programs on beat three other teams to win the 2015 National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl on Aug. 1 at the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Convention & Show at the Orlando (Fla.) World Center Marriott.

Their success reclaims the title and is the third win for a Kendall College team in the last six years of this national competition. Earlier this year in Indianapolis, the Kendall team swept the annual regional competition for a sixth consecutive year to qualify for the national final.

The Kendall College team, consisting of Alex Gabrielson (captain; Pella, Iowa), Michael Lanzerotte (Bloomington, Ill.), Emily Mankus (Lincolnshire, Ill.), Nelia Salvi (Madison, Wis.) and Alex Szabo (Prescott, Ariz.), competed against student teams from professional foodservice-training programs at schools in Riverhead, N.Y., Savannah, Ga., and Kirkland, Wash., representing the ACF’s Northeast, Southeast and Western Regions, respectively. Culinary student Mike Kubiesa (Elmhurst, Ill.) served as a second alternate on Kendall’s team.