Remember when the Research Chefs Association was in Dallas for their annual conference? While they were here they not only attended Savor Dallas, they were treated to an “elegant event (March 6th), produced by culinary-arts students enrolled in El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute under the tutelage of Chef Instructor Tom Nixon.” The key ingredient for the evening was provided by the evening’s sponsor Johnsonville Sausage. At the end of the meal, El Centro received a Chefs of Tomorrow™ scholarship, an award recognizing excellence in culinary-arts students and culinary educators nationwide.
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“We’re proud to support the students in the culinary-arts program at El Centro College as they embark on exciting and fulfilling careers in foodservice,” says Sarah Babb, Johnsonville’s Senior Brand Manager. “Johnsonville wants to do its part to ensure that tomorrow’s menu-makers have access and resources to the best quality training available, and for 35 years, El Centro College in Dallas has been a superb example of a program that has consistently produced top culinary personnel for the marketplace.”
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“The culinary-arts program at El Centro College is honored to receive this generous contribution to our scholarship fund by Johnsonville, a brand that is highly respected among chefs nationwide,” says Chef Instructor Chris Lalonde, who helped coordinate the Chefs of Tomorrow™ event at El Centro’s Food and Hospitality Institute. “This donation will help us assist more prospective chefs in achieving their goals.”