Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CIC Alumni Party

Mrs. Buzzelli's Catering Management Class hosted a party for CIC alums on Nov. 17th at 181 Palmer. There was a nice turnout for heavy hors d'ouevers, wine, beer, and a cocktail created especially for the event.

All grads are requested to contact us so that we can place you on our grads' map:
http://www.tridenttech.edu/culinary_institute_of_charleston_grads.htm. We need your name, place where you work, position, work address and work phone number. Send to: marion.sullivan@tridenttech.edu

Monday, November 29, 2010

CIC's Eli Battle Selected as One of the New TTC Student Ambassadors

TTC has selected 10 students who will represent the college as student ambassadors for the 2010-2011 academic school year. (See CIC student Eli Battle top row, right end.) These students will assist the Recruiting department by giving campus tours, making presentations to prospective students, visiting high schools and helping with special events.

Ambassadors offer prospective students information from another student’s viewpoint and must meet certain qualifications to represent the college. The selection process included meeting academic criteria, submitting an application with an essay and undergoing an interview process.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Asheville Farm To Plate Class Field Trip 2010

We love all of Asheville, but it is our hosts really make our Asheville field trip great. We select them because of their committment to local products and sustability. We'd like to give them a special thanks, taking it from the top:
The Biltmore Estate: Touring the magnificent home, grounds, and winery is a special treat.
The Corner Kitchen restaurant: Chef/co-owner Joe Scully not only cooked marvelous local-sourced dishes for us, he walked us through the domain of everything he serves us.
Jamie Adger showed us the ins and outs of raising pastured pork and chickens on his Hickory Gap Farm, which supplies Asheville's best restaurants.
Jennifer Thomas welcomed us into her Montford Walk-In Bakery for a warm lesson on her special multi-grain sourdough made completely with wild yeast.
Chef/owner William Dissen, a long-ago Magnolias alum, gave us a great supper at The Market Place, Asheville's original farm-to-plate restaurant.
Jael and Dan Rattigan showed us local sourcing in their fine art of chocolate making and pastries at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
And Justus Orchards in Hendersonville sent us home with a van full of mountain apples.
Thanks to Dodie Stephens at the Asheville Chamber and Peter Marks at the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project for helping us meet all of these fine folks. We can't wait to come back!

Friday, November 5, 2010

German Chocolate Cakes Galore!

CIC's Baking and Pastry Co-Ordinator Chef Berndt Gronert's Thursday afternoon Cake Decorating and Finishing Techniques had an afternoon of German chocolate cakes yesterday. Lucky Bake Sale attendees may be able to snag one of these towering marvels!