CPCC culinary instructor Rob Marilla is one of eight people in the country to secure a spot on American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Team USA. The team will spend the next couple of years practicing before going head-to-head with the best from around the world in the Culinary Olympics in 2020 – also called the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) International Culinary Exhibition. Read the complete story here.
On select Thursday evenings this fall, McColl Center artist-in-residence and baker Leah Rosenberg activates her first-floor project Color for the People by serving bites and a specialty cocktail inspired by the colors of Charlotte.
Color Bar is made possible, in part, by the generous support of students in the Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).
For more on Color Bar, click here.
CPCC Culinary Arts student Matthew Krentz was recently mentioned in the July 24 Vogue article, “Savory Sorbets for Summer: Bloody Mary, Coconut Dashi and More.” Krentz, who currently serves as The Ashbury’s chef in uptown, was recognized for his Pickled Green Tomato Sorbet creation – a pickled green tomato sorbet that is paired with steelhead trout crudo.
Best Choice Schools (BCS) has ranked Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) as #14 on its list of “Top 20 Best Culinary Schools on the East Coast.” CPCC’s program was the only culinary program in North Carolina to be named to the list.
To be considered for this recognition, programs had to offer hands-on training, a variety of program options, externship opportunities and have a solid reputation in the field based on BCS’ research. BCS evaluated schools located in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina Georgia, Florida and New York.
“This recognition is a testament to our program’s dedicated, professional faculty who are extremely passionate and good at what they do,” said Bob Boll, division director of hospitality education at CPCC.
CPCC boasts one of the top culinary schools in the country, offering a Culinary Arts program and a Baking & Pastry Arts program that are accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission. CPCC features state-of-the-art equipment and a mixture of learning delivery methods including classroom, lab and on-the-job. Students learn how to select quality ingredients for their culinary creations and prepare exceptional entrees and dishes. CPCC also features a low student-faculty ratio for more individualized attention.
To view BCS’ complete Top 20 list, please click here. To learn more about CPCC’s Culinary Arts program, visit cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/culinary-artsand to learn more about CPCC’s Baking & Pastry Arts program, visit cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/baking-pastry-arts-bpa. CPCC also offers a Hospitality Management program and to learn more about it, visit www.cpcc.edu/hospitality-education/hospitality-management.
Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:
- Friday, April 12 CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Dialogues of the Carmelites”
- Saturday, April 13 CPCC Theatre presents “Fences”
- Sunday, April 14 The Charlotte Jewish Film Festival presents “Broadway Musical: A Jewish Legacy”
- Monday, April 15 Bechtler on Campus, in collaboration with the CPCC Music and Art Departments
- Tuesday, April 16 Digital Film People, an interactive discussion about the film industry in N.C. and beyond
- Wednesday, April 17 Ron Rash, acclaimed author and winner of the 2013 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer award
- Thursday, April 18 Poetry reading by Li-Young Lee, one of six poets featured in the documentary film, “Poetry of Resilience”
- Friday, April 19 The Jazz Diva Presents Joe Sample
- Saturday, April 20 Tosco Music Party
More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:
- Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
- Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
- Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
- Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
- Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen
For more event information, visit the official event website at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.