Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CIC Student Daven Coad Brings Home a Win!


Congratulations to CIC student Daven Coad for winning the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef 2016 Southeast Regional Competition. Daven competed against students from nine other schools to win the right to go to Napa for the national competition. His dish was a Sweet Tea Bourbon-braised Short Rib with Pickled Collards, Herbed Sweet Potato Puree, and Candied Bacon. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Anson Mills Brings Soba Expert Sonoko Sakai to Teach a Class

Many thanks to CIC friend Glenn Roberts and his company, Anson Mills, for bringing Sonoko Sakai to teach a class in soba noodle making at CIC. Attended by an enthusiastic group of chef instructors and students, the class was astounding. Ms. Sakai is a food writer, cookbook author, cooking teacher, noodle maker, and producer based in Los Angeles. She has been published in the LA Times, NY Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Lucky Peach, and Saveur, among others. She is the founder of Common Grains, a project to grow heirloom grains and create a sustainable agricultural grain hub in Southern California with a seed grant from Anson Mills. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

The Farm to Plate class had a great term. Chef Forrest Parker of the Old Village Post House Inn and Chef Jacques Larson of The Obstinate Daughter and Wild Olive were terrific guest instructors. The class took fantastic field trips to Keegan-Filion Farm in Walterboro, Bulls Bay Saltworks in McClellanville, the MUSC Urban Farm, GrowFood Carolina, the US Vegetable Lab, and Middleton Place, where they foraged for mushrooms and were served a special lunch that included South Carolina grown Manchester Farms Quail and Carolina Gold Rice from Anson Mills. A big thank you to all of our partners who welcomed CIC students eager to advance their learning about the Lowcountry.