Students and staff representing Baker College of Port Huron’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) have distinguished the program by earning medals at recent American Culinary Federation (ACF) competitions in Michigan and Ohio. All CIM students and staff who competed medaled.
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Move over home-style Chicken and Waffle. Contemporary, Asian-inspired Duck and Waffle dishes have claimed the top two prizes in the Maple Leaf Farms 2015 Discover Duck Chef Recipe Contest.
Calie Nelson, a student at Baker College of Port Huron Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM), has won the Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association (MCCA) 2015 Student Chef of the Year Championship. This is the second consecutive year that a CIM Port Huron student has been named MCCA Student Chef of the Year.
The Institute’s unique concept forges partnerships with top food and beverage establishments to create a work exchange and giving students a debt-free education with valuable experience.
Montage Hotels & Resorts is empowering young humanitarians with scholarships to fulfill their higher-education goals with the third-annual Montage Memory Makers contest. The luxury hotel company is in search of community leaders between the ages of 13 and 17 years old who are making the world a better place.
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.
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.
Small to medium in size, with a tender interior, Idaho® fingerlings are making it big on the side. Popular as a side dish, versatile fingerlings can be cooked or roasted whole, stuffed, shaved and chipped, and even braised in oil for an earthy confit.
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.
The North American Olive Oil Association(NAOOA), a nonprofit group that promotes the health, versatility and authenticity of all types of olive oil for North American consumers, announces registration is open for its Inaugural Olive Oil Conference—“Spend Wisely on Olive Oil”—to be held Aug. 25 and 26 at the Westin O’Hare near Chicago in Rosemont, Ill.