Monday, April 25, 2011

Chef Kevin Mitchell Participated in Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

Chef Mitchell, a member of The Festival's Founders Council from South Carolina, was one of five distinguished chefs featured in the Festival's Evolving Tradition Dinner on Sat. May 21st. at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. The other award-winning chefs are Chef Duane Nutter of One Flew South in Atlanta, Chef Todd Richards of The Cafe at The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Chef Evette Brady of 1620 Restaurant in Little Rock, and Chef Darryl Evans of Atlanta, mentor to many.

The dinner represented the deeply rooted African-American Southern food traditions that have evolved to meet todays tastes and techniques. South African wines were paired by Stephen Slatterfield, International Society of Africans in Wine, Altanta.

See one writer's blog on the dinner, complete with pictures of each course at:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Danita Carpentier Named Top Student Culinarian of the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Congratulations to all of our CIC students who worked as chef assistants at the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival. They received high praise for their efforts. CIC's Danita Carpentier was named the Top Student Culinarian of the 2011 Festival.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chef Vagasky Wins First Place in FELC Ultimate Teacher Competition

Congratulations to Chef David Vagasky for winning 1st place at the Ultimate Teacher Competition, which was hosted by the Foodservice Educators Learning Community Summit this past weekend. Chef Vagasky had 15 minutes to demonstrate a best teaching practice. He demonstrated a technique of rolling dough with different size sticks. Chef Vagasky competed against five other educators from some of the top culinary schools in the country.

As the 1st place winner he received a plaque, and over $1,000 in prizes and money!