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Oct 22, 2017, 19:21

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The Professional Culinary Institute Welcomes Chef Gary Prell as New President and CEO

news1_jan10The Professional Culinary Institute (PCI) welcomes Chef Gary Prell as its new president and chief executive officer. Located in Campbell, Calif., PCI opened its doors in 2005 and quickly established itself as a premier training facility in the hospitality industry, winning state, regional, national and international culinary competitions and awards.

“I am so excited to join the team at PCI and to be a part of their future,” Prell says. “The staff and faculty’s passion to impart knowledge and make a difference in the lives of their students is unparalleled.  They are truly successful.”

Visually Impaired Preschool Services Gets Sullivan Bakery Facility, Programming

The Bakery at Sullivan University has teamed up with Visually Impaired Preschool Services Inc. (VIPS) to bring a kitchen learning facility to the VIPS center in Louisville, Ky. A ribbon-cutting took place on Monday, Dec. 14, during which children were invited into the facility to work with Chef Robert Henry on decorating gingerbread houses. Henry will be visiting VIPS at least once per month to work with children in the new kitchen.

ACFEF Names Eight Apprenticeship Regional Trainers

The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF), the educational arm of the American Culinary Federation, has chosen eight culinary professionals from across the United States to serve as Apprenticeship Regional Trainers (ARTs). They will maintain initiatives that resulted from the U.S. Department of Labor’s apprenticeship grant, which was awarded to ACFEF in August 2009.

Jones Dairy Farm Awards Latest Scholarships to Two Culinary Institute of America Students

Culinary Institute of America (CIA) students Kaleena Bliss and Robert “Robbie” Rensel are the two most recent recipients of The Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship Fund at the CIA, according to Philip Jones, sixth-generation president of 120-year-old Jones Dairy Farm and a professionally trained chef.

Established in May 2006, the Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship Fund supports three scholarships each year. CIA juniors and seniors pursuing baccalaureate degrees in culinary-arts management can apply for the scholarship by submitting a short essay and original recipe using a Jones’ product. Awards are restricted to students with a demonstrated financial need and G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. More information about the program is available by visiting

Peggy Ryan Named Women Chefs & Restaurateurs’ 2009 Educator of the Year

news1_nov09Peggy Ryan, a culinary instructor in the School of Culinary Arts at Kendall College, Chicago, received Women Chefs & Restaurateurs’ (WCR) 2009 Educator of the Year Award on Nov. 3 during the association’s national conference at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.

WCR’s Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by Visa Signature, recognizes excellence in culinary education and honors a woman whose dedication to teaching is making a difference to the culinary community. Ryan was selected among all candidates by a committee of culinary professionals.