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Sullivan University Honors Richmond, Virginia, Chef Walter Bundy of Lemaire Restaurant to Receive Distinguished Visiting Chef Award on May 19

news3_may11Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) will honor Chef Walter Bundy of Lemaire Restaurant, located in the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Va., with the prestigious Distinguished Visiting Chef award on Thursday, May 19. As recipient of the award, Bundy will present on-campus cooking demonstrations in addition to a question-and-answer session held exclusively for Sullivan University students.

Designed to connect today’s aspiring culinarians with industry leaders, The Distinguished Visiting Chef Series has been recognizing three top chefs annually since its inception in 1988. Bundy will be the 40th recipient of the award, joining an impressive roster of chefs that includes Bob Kinkead, Emeril Lagasse, Louis Osteen, Rick Tramonto and Marcel Desaulniers.

“We are honored and excited to welcome Chef Bundy to Sullivan University and to present him with the Distinguished Visiting Chef award,” says Tom Hickey, director of the NCHS. “He brings an innovative and modern style to traditional Southern cuisine, and I look forward to our students having the opportunity to experience his approach to cooking firsthand.”

Francisco Migoya of the CIA's Apple Pie Bakery Café Is among Top 10 Pastry Chefs in America

news2_may11Want to sample the creations of one of the top 10 pastry chefs in America? Just visit the Apple Pie Bakery Café at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). Francisco Migoya, CIA associate professor in baking and pastry arts and executive chef of the Apple Pie Bakery Café, has been named one of the best pastry chefs in America for 2011 by Dessert Professional magazine.

The Apple Pie Bakery Café is one of five public restaurants on the Hyde Park, N.Y., campus, all of which are also classrooms for students pursuing their bachelor's or associate degrees at the CIA. As such, in addition to being the restaurant's executive chef, Migoya teaches the sophomore-level Café Operations course for baking and pastry-arts majors.

Gerry Fernandez Builds Cultural Intelligence at the Denver Campus of Johnson & Wales University

news1_may11By Michael DeJager, ’12, student-body president, JWU

Success in diverse working environments does not come easy. It takes a concerted effort on behalf of all parties to ensure that work flows smoothly. This process takes cultural intelligence, or an awareness and sensitivity to the nuances of cross-cultural communication. When employees have a sense of cultural fluency, communicating and interacting across cultures becomes natural.

Hottest Name in Food World, Nathan Myhrvold, Becomes Honorary CIA Alumnus

news2_april11Fresh off visits to the “Today” show and “Colbert Report,” Dr. Nathan Myhrvold came to The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on March 24, where he delivered the baccalaureate graduation address. During commencement exercises, Myhrvold was named an honorary alumnus of the college by CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan, CMC.

While on campus, the former Microsoft executive also gave a presentation attended by 1,000 students in the college's gymnasium and simulcast to classrooms on campus. Myhrvold's 2,400-page Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is generating the biggest buzz in the food world in years. Ryan was recently quoted in USA Today, calling it "one of the most important cookbooks of all time." Ryan has been in discussions with Myhrvold to consider how knowledge from Modernist Cuisine can be incorporated into the college's curriculum.

Baltimore International College Appoints New Dean of Culinary and Culinary-Management Programs

Baltimore International College (BIC) welcomes Eric Frauwirth, M.Ed., CHE, as the new dean of culinary and culinary-management programs. Frauwirth has several degrees from Johnson & Wales University, including an associate degree in baking and pastry, a bachelor’s degree in foodservice education, a bachelor’s degree in foodservice management, and a master of education in education computing and technology leadership. He is currently pursuing his doctorate of education degree in educational leadership at Argosy University and has been certified by the American Hotel and Lodging Association as a Certified Hospitality Educator.

Kendall College Names Renee Zonka Dean of School of Culinary Arts

news1_april11Renee Zonka, R.D., CEC, CHE, MBA, has been promoted to dean of the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts. In her new role, Zonka will be responsible for strategic direction of the school’s culinary programs. A registered dietitian, she will also lead Kendall’s nutrition initiative. Zonka replaces Christopher Koetke, who has been named executive director of Kendall College’s School of Culinary Arts, adding to his current title of vice president of Laureate International Universities Center of Excellence in Culinary Arts, a position in which he is responsible for the strategic direction of Laureate’s culinary programs worldwide.

Zonka joined Kendall College in 2007 as associate dean of the School of Culinary Arts, and was also named managing director in 2010. Prior to joining Kendall, she served as a lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and as a chef instructor at the Illinois Institute of Art–Chicago.

“Renee Zonka has been a tremendous asset to Kendall College since she joined us in 2007,” said Karen Gersten, president of Kendall College. “Her dedication to culinary education, strong background in culinary arts and nutrition, and demonstrated leadership make her a perfect fit for this role.”

Bohne of Johnson & Wales University, Denver, Wins Second-Annual “Tuscany to You” Recipe Contest

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, one of Italy’s leading family-owned wine companies, has chosen Thomas Bohne of Boulder, Colo., as the winner of the 2010 'Tuscany To You' recipe contest. Bohne’s recipe, Lobster, Shrimp with Vanilla Champagne Cream Sauce, beat out hundreds of entries from American home cooks vying for the ultimate epicurean reward: a private dinner for four prepared in the winner’s home by renowned Italian chef Donatella Zampoli.

L’Academie de Cuisine Graduates Nominated for James Beard Foundation Awards

L’Academie de Cuisine (LAC) is proud to announce that two alumni were nominated for the 2011 James Beard Foundation Awards. Chef Nick Stefanelli graduated from LAC’s culinary-arts program in 2001 and completed his externship with Galileo Restaurant under the direction of Chef Roberto Donna. In 2003, he accepted a position at Maestro, a four-star restaurant in Tysons Corner, Va.  Under Chef Fabio Trabocchi, Stefanelli cultivated a talent for cooking and expanded his knowledge of the nuances of Italian cuisine. Stefanelli also staged at Thomas Keller's world renowned French Laundry in Napa Valley in 2004.

Deadline for 2011 CAFÉ/Kendall Green Award Recognizing Excellence in Sustainability Education Is April 1

Chicago-based Kendall College School of Culinary Arts and the Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) based in Annapolis, Md., are accepting applications for the 2011 CAFÉ/Kendall Green Award. In its third year, it is the first-ever national award to recognize secondary and postsecondary culinary-arts and baking/pastry programs for their commitment to sustainability. In addition to the award, the winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus complimentary registration to the 7th-Annual CAFÉ Leadership Conference, June 23-25, in Providence, R.I.

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