Birmingham campus culinarians shine in Corks and Chefs event

May 14, 2015

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L-R, Virginia College in Birmingham President Khaled Sakalla joins Academic Dean Antony Osborne (center) with Chef Jordi Roca, (back row) Culinard Program Director Jared Danks, Culinard students, and faculty at the 2015 Corks and Chefs VIP event.

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L-R Faculty and students from Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College at the 2015 Corks and Chefs event. Chef Sharon Craig, ECA Academic Dean Chef Antony Osborne, Chef Sanath Senanayake, Chef Jared Danks, with students Devan Ash, Kortne Jointer, Brittany Noblitt, Herman Steele, and Iyana Harris.

Students and faculty from Virginia College in Birmingham's Culinard recently participated in 2015's Cork's and Chefs event providing delectable dishes including Carpaccio, Chorizo Sliders, Shrimp skewers, Basque tort, and Tres leches for guests in the VIP tent. The event was sponsored by BBVA Compass, and featured world-renowned Chef Jordi Roca, of Spain's El Cellar de Can Roca restaurant who presented a variety of pastry demonstrations. The Culinard team posed with Chef Roca following the event. "We plan to have Chef Roca back in August for a Birmingham Culinard appearance," said Chef Antony Osborne, academic dean of Culinard. "We look forward to planning that event so that our students can see that their own careers can be unlimited like his."

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Culinard students look on as world renowned Spanish Chef Jordi Roca demonstrates a pastry technique.