The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) honored the 2009 recipients of the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) Emeritus and Master Hotel Supplier (MHS) Emeritus designations at its annual Celebration of Excellence Breakfast on November 9 at the Jacob Javits Center during the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York.
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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 www.jonesdairyfarm.com.
Peggy 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.
Delmar, a part of Cengage Learning and a leader in skills-based solutions for educational institutions, businesses and professionals, today announced the publication of Poultry: Identification, Fabrication and Utilization (ISBN: 1435400380, $71.95) by Chef Thomas Schneller—the third book in the new, multi-part Kitchen Pro Series from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, based in Hyde Park, N.Y.
Poultry is a definitive manual that describes both time-honored and state-of-the-art methods of identifying species and cuts, purchasing, fabricating and storing of a comprehensive array of poultry ranging from domestically raised turkey and duck to quail and poussin, as well as wild birds.
Since 2005, culinary professionals looking to advance their careers by earning a diploma from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have been completing their two-year associate degrees in just 15 months in the college's associate-degree program for students with Advanced Culinary Experience (ACE). Now, the CIA is expanding the program so twice as many culinarians can take advantage of this unique academic offering.
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Delmar, part of Cengage Learning and a leader in skills-based solutions for educational institutions, businesses and professionals, announces the publication of Case Scenarios in Hospitality Supervision, a resource guide for hospitality personnel. The book is based on common challenges in the industry and actual encounters in the field by author Dr. Peter Szende, a faculty member in the
Case Scenarios in Hospitality Supervision (ISBN: 1428321403, $49.95) presents 75 vignettes depicting real-life managerial dilemmas in the setting of the fictional Royal Hotel. The book focuses on scenarios that often happen to new managers, with particular emphasis placed on sharpening critical-thinking abilities and developing leadership. The setting of the Royal Hotel simulates real life, engaging students in a particular situation and helping to bridge the gap between classroom and industry.
The Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) announces dates of 2010 events.
March 5-7 Front-of-House Operations National Symposium, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, Las Vegas
June 18-20 Mastering French Cooking: from Classics to Contemporary, L’Academie de Cuisine, Gaithersburg, Md.
June 25-27 6th-Annual Leadership Conference, Baltimore International College
July 23-25 The Healthy Menu—Cooking for Tomorrow, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts, Chicago
Olson Communications, a full-service agency that specializes in delivering innovative marketing communication strategy to its portfolio of select food-industry clients, announces the winning recipient of its second-annual 20th Anniversary Chefs of Tomorrow™ grant program for culinary educators.