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Wiley Releases MODERN BATCH COOKERY by The Culinary Institute of America

cafenews2_march11Preparing healthy, high-quality food in volume is a challenge for even the most experienced foodservice professionals. MODERN BATCH COOKERY (Wiley Hardcover, $65.00), written by Victor Gielisse, CMC, and Ron DeSantis, CMC, is a complete guide to volume cooking for restaurants, caterers, hotels and other large foodservice operations, offering up-to-date information with a focus on healthy cooking, nutrition and smart menu planning. The recipes in MODERN BATCH COOKERY are designed to yield 50 servings, and cover every meal and every occasion. Features include:

  • More than 200 healthy, nutritious, large-batch recipes such as Gorgonzola and Pear Sandwiches, Tequila-Roasted Oysters with Salsa Cruda, Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes and many more.
  • Chapters on Stocks, Soups, and Sauces; Breakfast and Brunch; Salad Dressings, Salads, Sandwiches, Appetizers; Entrées; Side Dishes; Reception Foods; and Baked Goods and Desserts
  • Conversion charts and a glossary, as well as full-color photos of finished dishes that provide fresh ideas for plating and presentation
  • All the essentials of menu and recipe development

MODERN BATCH COOKERY is a comprehensive resource for all culinarians and foodservice operators working in (but not limited to) resorts, hotels, college foodservice, healthcare, retirement communities, banquet facilities, country clubs and on-site catering companies.

For more information, or to request a review copy, visit Wiley—MODERN BATCH COOKERY.

Hiroshi Noguchi Honored as Distinguished Visiting Chef at Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies

cafenews1_march11The National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) at Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky., honored Hiroshi Noguchi, CEC, AAC, with the prestigious Distinguished Visiting Chef Award on February 24. Noguchi presented cooking demonstrations for students and faculty before the award presentation.

Noguchi directed all food operations at the Renaissance Orlando Resort at SeaWorld for more than 12 years and also worked at top hotels in Tokyo, Chicago and Atlanta. In addition to specializing in French and Asian cuisines, Noguchi has mastered the art of ice carving and has received several national and international awards for his work. He is a motivational speaker on culinary skills and has appeared on CBS Evening News, Nickelodeon and in Travelhost magazine. He is a member of several prestigious culinary organizations, including the American Culinary Federation and the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque.

Sullivan University’s Distinguished Visiting Chef series began in 1988 and is an inventive culinary-inspired education program designed to connect students with today's top chefs. Noguchi is the 39th recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Chef honor. Other chefs to receive this award include Bob Kinkead, Emeril Lagasse, Louis Osteen, Rick Tramonto and Marcel Desaulniers.

InsPEARational Culinary Student Competition Accepting Entries through March 31

USA Pears has issued a challenge to all post-secondary culinary-arts students to enter an insPEARational recipe competition. Students must create an original recipe using any fresh USA pear variety (Bartlett, Anjou, Comice, Seckel, Concorde, Forelle, Bosc, Starkrimson) in the following categories: breakfast, salad, soup, appetizer, side dish, entrée, dessert. Enter online by March 31, 2011 at

E.J. King High-School Grad Receives Johnson & Wales University Scholarship, Presented by Chef Scott Leibfried of “Hell’s Kitchen” Fame

news5_march11Carrie Vail, a 2005 graduate of Ernest J. King High School (Sasebo, Japan), recently received a prestigious Distinguished Visiting Chef scholarship at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) College of Culinary Arts, where she is studying for a bachelor of science degree in culinary nutrition. The $2,000 award was presented in honor of JWU's 162nd Distinguished Visiting Chef Scott Leibfried, partner and senior culinary advisor, HJL Restaurant Advisors Group, TV celebrity chef and JWU graduate Class of 1993.

President of ACF, Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, Receives North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Doctorate of Foodservice Award

news4_march11American Culinary Federation (ACF) National President Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, chef/owner, MT Cuisine, LLC, Las Vegas, received a Doctorate of Foodservice award from the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) Feb. 10 during the NAFEM Show at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla.

Ty was chosen to receive the award for his contribution to the foodservice industry and his leadership through ACF, the nation’s largest organization of professional chefs. Each year, NAFEM bestows its Doctorate of Foodservice award on association presidents, past presidents, presidents elect and chairpersons of major industry associations for their commitment to the foodservice industry. This year, 53 recipients were honored, representing more than 30 organizations.

“It is an honor to be chosen by the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers as a recipient of this prestigious award,” said Ty. “ACF strives to make a lasting impact on the foodservice industry and advance professional and educational opportunities available for professional chefs. This award is a symbol of ACF’s significant position in the culinary industry.”

Kendall College Hosted Global Culinary Competition for International Students

news3_march11Culinary students from around the world visited the Kendall College School of Culinary Arts in Chicago to prepare locally inspired dishes from their native countries in a global cooking competition in last January. Teams from schools in seven countries and the Laureate International Universities Culinary Network joined Kendall College in this two-day competition.

Participating schools and countries included: Universidade Potiguar in Brazil; Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, Heredia; Universidad de Las Américas in Ecuador; Universidad del Valle de México (two teams); Royal Academy of Culinary Arts in Jordan; Universidad Interamericana de Panama; and Kendall College in the United States.

National competitions were conducted at the various campuses throughout the previous three months to determine the teams that would participate in the global competition. At the competition at Kendall, the finalists had three hours to prepare for their four-course meal for the following day. The next day, each team had an additional two-and-a-half hours to finish their dishes and 30 minutes to serve all four courses to the judges.

Careers through Culinary Arts Program's Benefit 2011 to Honor Chef Michael Lomonaco

Renowned chef and restaurateur Michael Lomonaco will be honored at the annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) culinary event on February 16, 2011, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at PIER SIXTY at Chelsea Piers to support the scholarship and enrichment programs offered by C-CAP. Since 1990, C-CAP has awarded high-school students $31 million in scholarships and donated $2.5 million worth of supplies and equipment to classrooms.

Three New Members Join the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission and New Chair Elected

news3_feb11The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission, which assures that culinary programs with ACFEF accreditation meet at least a minimum of standards and competencies set for faculty, curriculum and student services, selected three new members to its commission and announced several leadership changes at its biannual meeting held at Lincoln Culinary Institute, West Palm Beach, Fla., Jan. 16, 2011.

Groundbreaking New CIA Course Prepares Students to Improve Food Quality in Healthcare Facilities

news2_feb11The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has launched a first-of-its-kind course to raise the quality of food served at hospitals and other healthcare facilities nationwide. Foodservice Management in Health Care (MGMT 411) is an elective business-management course for second-semester CIA seniors. It is believed no other college course of this nature is being offered at this time.

With the aging American population, people are spending more time in hospitals, rehab centers, nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. Foodservice plays an important role in both the health and quality of life of patients and residents. At the same time, managing budgets is also important. The new CIA course introduces students to the challenges of running a healthcare foodservice operation and prepares them for management positions in that field.

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