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2014 June 8 - 09:21 pm

The Smartest Culinary Students in the Southeast

The smartest culinary students in the Southeast represent Guilford Technical Community College, (N.C.) according to the American Culinary Federation. The GTCC team won overall in the ACF Southeast Region Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl during the 2014 ACF Southeast Regional Conference April 26- 29 in North Charleston, S.C. They will go on to compete for the national title in Kansas City, Mo. in July. This is the third win for GTCC. This year’s team included: Aisha Boston, Jessica Bower, Alexia D’Egidio, Kirsten Darnley and Michael Nasrallah. Patrick Sanecki, assistant professor of culinary arts at GTCC, and Michele Prairie, culinary instructor at GTCC, coached the team. The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, created in 1992 and sponsored by American Technical Publishers, is a “Jeopardy”-style culinary competition named in honor of past ACF national president Baron H. Galand, CEC®, AAC®, HOF. Galand was a champion for junior members and encouraged them to get involved in their profession outside the kitchen. ACF knowledge bowls are open to junior culinary teams from ACF chapters, apprenticeship programs and accredited schools. Competition questions are drawn from five nationally published textbooks for culinary professionals that cover topics such as nutrition, safety and sanitation and the art of modern cooking.
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