Culinard Chef Osborne receives award from education group

Mar 25, 2011

Chef Antony Osborne, Dean of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from the Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) in recognition of his service to the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Programs for Alabama's secondary schools.

FCCLA works to promote personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education at the high school level. Members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation.

Osborne has been involved with FCCLA for more than seven years. During this time, Osborne and Culinard have hosted an annual competition styled after the "Iron Chef" TV show, allowing teams of FCCLA participants from occupational culinary arts/food service training programs to compete against each other to earn top state awards.

"I feel honored to be recognized for a job I love doing, which can help our future culinarians lead to a promising career within the hospitality industry," said Osborne.