Monday, April 13, 2009

ACF Competition Students Practice at The Ocean Room and The Frances Marion

Chef de Cuisine Nathan Thurston of the Ocean Room at the Sanctuary at Kiawah wrote on his blog:
"Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting the ACF student team for one of their practices. This passionate team led by Chef Ward Morgan has 2 weeks to go before they battle other ACF teams at the ACF (American Culinary Federation) Southeast Regional Conference in Charlotte, SC. We felt a great energy from the team, composed of students from the The Culinary Institute of Charleston and The Art Institute of Charleston, as they hustled to put forth their menu. After the plate up we critiqued their cuisine and assisted them in revamping some of their dishes.
"At the end of the practice the team was very optimistic of their potential at the competition. Let's wish them luck as they represent Charleston at the conference. "

Thursday, April 2, 2009

More Pics from 2009 Charleston Food + Wine Festival

Snaps of CIC student culinary assistants at the 2009 Charleston Food + Wine Festival keep coming in. Both Sandra Allsion (left) and Kim Harrigal (see older Festival post) worked with Festival star Bobby Flay and seven of his chefs. See Sandra and Elizabeth Roka below with pastry chef extraordinaire Johnny Iuzzini of Jean-Georges and Sandra with Chef Brian O'Donohoe of Primehouse New York, below right.