Monday, June 25, 2012

100 Commissioners of Agriculture Visit CIC Palmer Campus during 2012 SASDA Conference

CIC's Palmer Campus was on the agenda for some one hundred Commissioners from the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture on June 12th. After enjoying desserts prepared by Chef Kelly Wilson's classes and chocolates prepared by Chef Bernd Gronert's classes, the Commissioners and accompanying attendees were welcomed by CIC Dean Michael Saboe.
"Farmers are Rock Stars," said Dean Saboe. “Sustainability is important as people want to know where their food comes from, how it is grown, and if it is nutritional! Culinary Schools are responding across the country. We are in the middle. Chefs and students must know more than what’s happening inside the kitchen."
Following the Dean's presentation on Culinary Education and Agriculture, Chef Gronert spoke about his challenges as a small farmer and his experiences at the local farmers markets. Chef Scott Stefanelli then shared what sustainable farming means in the CIC's fine dining room, 181 Palmer.

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