Culinary Students And Food Industry Celebrate Bca 20th Anniversary Gala

Culinary Students and the Food Industry Celebrate BCA 20th Anniversary Gala in New York City along with special presenters Rochelle Brown, Owner of Powerhouse Productions; Melba Wilson, Owner of Melba's Restaurants; and former Senior Editor of Nations Restaurant News Milford Prewitt.

Barbara Kane, EcoLab Vice President of Industry Relations will be Mistress of Ceremonies with this year's honorees: Sterling Smith, Corporate Executive Chef Supply Management of Sodexo; Jin Caldwell, Chocolatier and Owner of JinJu Chocolates; and Susan Stockton, Senior Vice President of Culinary Production for the Food Network. Food Network President Brooke Johnson and Lourdes Diaz, Vice President of Diversity Relations for Sodexo will be among the presenters.

Dr. Robert Koenig, Director NYIT Global Center for Hospitality Management will be this year's Keynote Speaker for the Salute Gala. Dr. Koenig has an extensive career in the culinary arts and his list of clients included Presidents: Ronald Reagan and George H. Bush; Entertainers Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bill Cosby, Lena Horne and Merv Griffin. BCA Global will also honor student trailblazers who stand as role models in culinary education.

The 20th Anniversary Cultural Awareness Salute Gala will be held Friday, November 8th, 2013 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Guastavino's Midtown in New York City. The Gala will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a multi-course dinner and Viennese dessert reception executed by chefs and students.

1st Course - George Westinghouse High School will prepare: Roasted Spiced Pumpkin in Pastry, Baby Lettuce, Cranberry Marmalade Vinaigrette and Manchego Cheese.

2nd Course - Star Career Academy will prepare: Seared Breast of Chicken, Herbed Yorkshire Pudding, Asparagus, Rutabaga, Baby Carrots and Natural Jus Li�.

3rd Course - The Culinary Institute of America will prepare: Moroccan Spiced Braised Lamb Shank over Ragout of Chick Peas, Cured Olive and Preserved Lemon with Buttered Flat Beans.

The Gala dinner will give a taste of what the future holds for the foodservice industry and will be supported by our other educational partners and students from: Edison Job Corps, Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Programs at Brooklyn and South Bronx Job Corps Academy, Foodservice Training Academy and FedCap Academy. a "Students from different schools and different backgrounds come together in the same kitchen and cook in a noncompetitive environment," states Howard Stanford, Board Chair. "Those of us who attend are honored to witness the future leaders and work together towards a more diverse industry," Alex Askew, President of BCA Global.


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