Culinard holds Birmingham tastings for charity

May 17, 2011

Chef Antony Osborne of Culinard's Birmingham campus will be featured in a cooking demonstration at the local celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day on Saturday, June 4. The event will be part of the regular Pepper Place Saturday Market on Birmingham's Southside.

Chef Osborne, Dean of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College, will prepare Sweet Pea Ice Cream and provide 200 sample tastings between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. Pepper Place Saturday Market is located on 2nd Avenue South between 28th and 29th Streets.

The Cancer Survivors Day is from 7:00 a.m. to noon and is hosted by the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and a collaboration of cancer organizations. The free event will unite cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals to show that life after a diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.

The event will also feature live music and dancing, an interactive survivors' art project, and children's activities.

Click here for more information on the Cancer Survivors Day.

At this Spring's Corks & Chefs Food & Wine Tasting Event, Culinard students Jesse Sanders, Marcia Barker, Brandi Korby, Kristen Elliott and William Heflin assisted their instructors and other culinary staff in preparing and serving a delicious signature dessert.

The tasting event was part of the 14th annual ONB Magic City Art Connection contemporary art festival in Birmingham's historic Linn Park. Corks & Chefs was a unique environment for patrons to sample delicious cuisine from 14 of Birmingham's top restaurants and eateries. Many of these are members of the Birmingham Originals, a collective of independent restaurants.

The students prepared and served Pan Fried Caramelized Banana with Black Crack Pepper Ice-Cream and a Five Spice Orange Sauce under the leadership of Chefs Anthony Osborne, Thomas Mair, Justin Spears and retail director Wendell Barnes from the Century Restaurant.