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WMMB and CAFÉ Announce Dessert-Recipe Contest Featuring Wisconsin Cheeses

CAFÉ and The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board are pleased to announce their second WMMB contest for foodservice instructors at all levels.

This year there is a twist! There will be 12 winning TEAMS chosen for the all-expenses-paid three-day tour of Wisconsin cheesemaking, July 17-20, 2011. The teams will consist of a student and a faculty member.

You may choose your team in a number of ways, but only one recipe will be accepted on behalf of the team and either both individuals have developed the recipe OR an instructor can run a recipe contest within his/her own class to choose the winning recipe. Here are the specifics:

NTF Chairman Presents President with the National Thanksgiving Turkey

news3_dec10President Barack Obama on November 24 “pardoned” the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a White House Ceremony, as he and National Turkey Federation (NTF) Chairman Yubert Envia celebrated the 63rd anniversary of the National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation.

Envia presented President Obama with “Apple,” a 21-week old, 45-pound tom. The turkey’s name was selected from more than 200 submissions from school children who participated in California’s Agriculture in the Classroom program where they learned about how the National Thanksgiving Turkey was raised.

Le Cordon Bleu/Miami Students Compete in Hass Avocado Board Student Recipe Competition

news2b_dec10Students of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Miami exhibited creativity and technical skills during the Hass Avocado Board student recipe competition, held in Miramar, Fla., on August 27. Ten students competed for cash awards with innovative and inspired recipe dishes featuring fresh Hass avocados.

Rene Thondike impressed the judges with his artfully presented and flavorful Lime Crab and Avocado Salad. Melding form, texture and color, Thondike’s dish was a masterpiece in subtlety and took the first place of $750.

Rising Star Chef Gavin Kaysen Preaches Passion During Commencement Address at The Culinary Institute of America

news1_dec10Thirty-one-year-old Gavin Kaysen, executive chef at the acclaimed Café Boulud in New York City, spoke to graduates at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) about their need to be passionate in their career choice. Kaysen delivered the commencement address at the college on Friday, October 22.

“Passion will not be conferred upon you at some later date. You either have it now or you don't," said Kaysen, who, in the last six years, has been honored as a “Rising Star” and “Best New Chef” by Food & Wine, Restaurant Hospitality, Riviera and Gayot magazines, as well as by the James Beard Foundation. In 2007, he represented the United States in the Bocuse d'Or international cooking competition after winning the national finals.

Michel Escoffier and Triumph Higher Education Launch “the Next Generation” of Culinary Education

On October 12, a reception with Michel Escoffier, great grandson of culinary icon Auguste Escoffier and president of the Auguste Escoffier Foundation and Museum in France, offered history and little‐known family anecdotes about his great grandfather, as Chicago chefs, dignitaries and other guests were treated to champagne and hors d’oeuvres in celebration of the historic affiliation of Escoffier and Triumph Higher Education (Triumph HEG) to launch the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts.

Tyson Foods to Donate Chicken to Atlanta’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts Academy of Redan High School

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) today announced October 20 that it will donate more than 10,000 pounds of chicken to three metro Atlanta organizations. The donation supports two principles important to Tyson: hunger relief and the advancement of foodservice. Beneficiaries of the donation include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the Redan High School Culinary Program and Teens at Work.

Art Institute of Colorado Culinary Graduates Receive Top Honors at Graduation

news1_nov10Three culinary graduates of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Colorado were honored for their exemplary 4.0 grade-point averages at the Summer Quarter 2010 graduation, held at the Colorado Convention Center on Friday, September 24.

Ann Holland, Oonagh Dwyer and Christopher Adornetto were each presented with a medal for their achievement by Art Institute of Colorado President David Zorn during the graduation ceremony.

Kendall College Names Dr. Karen Gersten President

Kendall College in Chicago has named Dr. Karen Gersten as its president. Gersten has been serving as the interim president of Kendall since March. Gersten has been with Kendall for three years, and formerly served as the college’s provost. Prior to joining Kendall, she spent more than 20 years at Roosevelt University, most recently as associate provost for academic programs and distance learning. “Students, faculty and staff at Kendall have come to know Karen through her leadership of academic functions at the college, including academic programming, student affairs, and program assessment,” said Paula Singer, chairman of the Kendall College board of directors. “She is widely known for her achievements in making the educational experience at Kendall rewarding for students, faculty and the community. We are fortunate to have her leading Kendall College.” Gersten earned her Ed.D. in education from Northern Illinois University and her Master of Education and B.A. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana. She is an active member of SLATE—a Blackboard Users Group, and the International Reading Association. Gersten is also a member of the peer evaluation corps of the Higher Learning Commission Assessment Academy.