Denver Citizen Article: Local chef part of Team USA to compete in Culinary Olympics

Chef Robert MarillaCPCC 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.

COLOR BAR: Art, Bites and Cocktails Inspired by the Colors of Charlotte

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 Color Bar 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 Alumnus Featured in Vogue Article

Pickled Green Tomato Sorbet on a white plate

Photo Courtesy of The Ashbury

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 names CPCC to its 2016-2017 “Top 20 Best Culinary Schools on the East Coast” list

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.

Visit Aspire Bakery and Bistro on Harris Campus

Aspire Bakery & Bistro is located on CPCC’s Harris Campus and is a work based learning opportunity. Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts students gain real
world experience within the support of the college.  Aspire students acquire many valued skills that will help them throughout their hospitality career.
We strive to serve the freshest products to our guest, most being made in house daily! Aspire is open to the public, offering a variety of items including coffee, breakfast items, pastries, salads and sandwiches, and catering. We are open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. We accept cash, debit and credit cards, and gift cards as acceptable forms of payment. Like us on our Facebook page, Aspire Bakery and Bistro, for our weekly menus and seasonal specials!  Also, if you are interested in joining our email list, please email Sandy Birmingham at sandy.birmingham@cppc.edu.  We will open for fall semester on Monday, Aug. 29!  We would love for you to come visit us and pick up our beloved cookies or a delicious pastry!

Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts, Returns April 12-20, 2013

 

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013 @CPCC

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013

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.

Sensoria Nights
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:

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!

Food Trucks
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.