Monday, August 16, 2010

New Bike Racks on Campus

The bike racks are here!
If you have not noticed, The Chef’s Academy now has bicycle racks installed.
In an effort to accommodate the request of a few students and to become more environmentally friendly we have installed two bike racks that will accommodate up to six bicycles each.
It was a very long process to procure the racks but we have them securely installed now. Please utilize these racks to secure your ride if you commute to or from The Chef’s Academy via bicycle. You can find the bicycle racks located in the front of the building by the visitor parking spaces.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Student Dan Scalf Micro-blog

The Chef’s Academy’s 2nd Annual Rib Cook off was held on Friday the 23rd of July. Although there were not as many entries as we had hoped for, everyone that participated in the grilling as well as the tasting and voting had a great time!
Man it was smoking hot and I am not just talking about the grills!
The National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for Marion County that day, I do not recall the exact temperature with heat index but the only thing hotter than the weather was Rodney Franklin and Patrick Early’s Raspberry/Chipotle sauce. Ha! I really doubt there was much raspberry in that sauce! Just kidding guys, it was great.
The tasting only cost a measly $5 and participants could taste as many as 6 or 7 different ribs prepared by The Chef’s Academy students. The participants could then vote for their favorite ribs. The judging was performed by a panel of 5 judges comprised of Chef/ instructors of The Chef’s Academy, student advisory board member, and other staff and volunteers.
We would like to congratulate Ryan Beck for winning first place at the 2nd Annual Rib Cook off! We would also like to give special mention to Jenna Turner and Tanya Russell for winning the People's Choice award.
If you missed it this year well you just missed it!
Students, make a point next time to display your talent and abilities, join in on the fun and camaraderie these events provide.
Tasters, voters, friends, family, and general public, please come out and support our students, the future chef’s of the world.
Our next competition will be the Clash of the Tailgaters, on Friday, September 17, 2011!