Friday, January 24, 2014

Check out CIC Friend and The Grocery Chef/Owner Kevin Johnson on The Chew!

Last summer, CIC friend Chef Kevin Johnson hosted an Outstanding in the Field Dinner, which CIC students went out to support. It was filmed by The Chew crew and just aired. Congrats, Chef Johnson! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Congrats to CIC Grad Aaron Lemieux

Congrats to CIC grad Aaron Lemieux, who will be moving over from Chef at Holy City Hospitality's Rue de Jean to be Chef at its new resto, Vincent Chicco's. 

The Charleston City Paper says: "Holy City Hospitality has been very busy. The company behind 39 Rue de Jean, Coast, and Virginia's on King is opening three new spots within the month. Tonight, their new Italian restaurant, Vincent Chicco's, opens to the public. Executive Chef Aaron Lemieux says the steakhouse Michael's on the Alley and Victor's Social Club will follow in a couple of weeks."  Read more and see pictures of Vincent Chicco's at:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Chef Miles Huff Handed a Thank You


Committee member, culinary author, and television personality Nathalie Dupree congratulates Chef Huff on the award given to him at the recent CIC Advisory Committee meeting. Presented by CIC Dean Michael Saboe, it reads: "In appreciation of your many years of support for our high school recruitment efforts." Way to go, Chef Huff!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

CIC Grad Jamie Simpson Shared Pics of Some of His Dishes at the Chef's Garden

Winter Wonderland
CIC grad Jamie Simpson is the chef at The Culinary Vegetable Institute, a part of The Chef's Garden in Milan, Ohio. He says: "The Chef's Garden sends me to restaurants around the county monthly to stàge in the kitchen and strengthen the relationship with the farm. I also run the test kitchen here and am responsible for all culinary related communication with visiting chefs." 

Petite Caesar

Sweet Potato
Pickled Sorrel Stems

Exotic Fruits
Tomato Butter and Meatballs

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Ice Carving Featured with Former CIC Instructor Brian Connors

Former CIC Instructor Brian Connors was our ice carving master until he started his own company, Ice Age Sculptures. He was featured on the ABC affiliate in the video below.

Chef Morgan will be teaching ice carving this session on Main. Drop by to check it out.