Monday, November 30, 2015

CIC Hosts Limehouse Produce Fall Cornucopia Cooking Competition

CIC was honored to host the Limehouse Produce Fall Cornucopia Cooking Competition for high school culinary students. Judges were CIC Culinary Department Chair Michael Carmel, Post & Courier Food Editor Hanna Raskin, Charleston Grill Executive Chef Michelle Weaver, and Limehouse Produce Buyer Jamie Vaughn. Finalists were Wando High's Chloe Seay, West Ashley High's Michelle Hammock, and Fort Dorchester High's Ethan Tordoff, who won the competition.
Top l-r: Chef Carmel, West Ashley High's Michelle Hammock, Limehouse Produce buyer Jamie Vaughn, Fort Dorchester High's Ethan Tordoff, Limehouse Produce vice president Andrea Limehouse, Wando High's Chloe Seay, and Limehouse Produce lead buyer Weston Fennell.

Bottom left l-r: Fort Dorchester High School Culinary Department Head Evelyn Zale-Brown, Wando High School Culinary Department Head Chef Bill Twaler, West Ashley High School Culinary Department Head Jason Wheless, Andrea Limehouse, and CIC Dean Michael Saboe.

Monday, November 23, 2015

CIC Alum Anna Abram Featured in Skirt Magazine Food Issue

We loved this big smile from CIC alum and former chef instructor, Anna Abram, who is now the executive pastry chef for the Indigo Road Group. This is a photo of her page in the Skirt magazine food issue. Congrats, Anna!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

CIC Students Create Pumpkin Recipes for Post & Courier Newspaper

Daven Coad slices his stuffed pumpkin.

For the month of October, CIC students Alex Ward, Rachel Allen, Jordan Fagan, and Daven Coad worked on a project to create recipes using fresh pumpkins for The Post & Courier Thanksgiving Food Section. Chef Randy Williams donated his time and Limehouse Produce generously donated pumpkins to experiment with. Today, they made the front page of the food section + two interior pages. 
Read about it here. and find the recipes here. 
L-R Alex Ward, Chef Williams, Rachel Allen, Daven Coad, and Jordan Fagan
Photo credits: Wade Spees

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hotel Management Class Tours Charleston's New Hyatt Complex

Mr. Nathan Rex, CIC Hospitality Department Chair, took his Hotel Management class to the new downtown Charleston Hyatt House and Hyatt Place, where Mr. Pedro Perez, the General Manager, and Linda Hall, Executive Housekeeper, gave them a fantastic tour of the entire property, front and back of the house. They were introduced to the food and beverage areas, four different guest rooms/suites, fitness center, pool, and beautiful Sterling Hall, the conference/banquet center. Throughout the tour, Mr. Perez and Ms. Hall provided some great industry-specific information, discussed careers in the industry, and shared some best practices in what providing true hospitality was all about.