Saturday, October 21, 2006

More Fruit Tarts

Patrick Fernando

Erika Rucker
I forgot to download the pictures from my Old Nikon. One is Patrick's Zen technique of decorating a fruit tart. He stayed up all night thinking of this design, and you have to admire a student who thinks of his own style.

Crabapples from the Oakbrook Mall

More Fruit Tarts from CUL 1140

Fresh Fruit Tarts

CUL 1140 students and their products: Fresh Fruit Tarts. This class is the first of 2 baking classes for the culinary student, and they did a great job. I hope you guys think of continuing on to Patisserie and Baking.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Chef Pascal from LeCordon Bleu Paris in London

Chef Pascal Cialdella from the Cordon Bleu International London will be here at CHIC for 2 weeks starting Monday, October 23rd.

There will be a Chocolate Showpiece demo on Thursday Nov 2, at 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm, in one of the lecture rooms in the B&P Building. Please come and attend this free demo. Open to all CHIC students, B&P and Culinary.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Celebrity Chefs' Ball for Meals On Wheels

It was great to see all of our students at the Meals on Wheels Ball. So many from the culinary side came out and helped all the Chefs from Nancy Silverton to Tom Douglas. The Ball was bigger this year and we think we helped to raise some money for a good cause. We also hopefully networked with a lot of the chefs to provide externships and jobs for our students.

Here are some pictures of our dessert table with the baking and pastry students who helped. But, there were a lot more who helped but couldn't come to Marshall Field's with us. So, thank you to everybody.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Celebrity Chefs Meals on Wheels Fundraiser

Here's more info on how to volunteer for Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chefs Ball

Students Needed to Assist Celebrity Chefs for Meals on Wheels Chicago
2006 Celebrity Chef Ball
Friday, Oct. 13, 2006

Assist chefs including Takashi Yagihashi, Paul Bartolotta, Nancy Silverton, Andrew Zimmerman, Elissa Narow and others as they prepare and serve guests at Chicago’s top culinary event

Time: 2pm – 11pm
Location: Macy’s (Marshall Field’s) State Street store, 7th floor Culinary Studio

Please arrive dressed in chef whites, and bring your apron and knife kit.

For more information, please contact:
Chandra Ram
773.580.5874to volunteer:

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Upcoming Events: Please come join us or volunteer

We are again volunteering for the Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chefs Ball held annually at the Marshall Fields State Street Building, now Macy's. This event is on Oct 13, Friday, and we will need a couple of students to help set up. Before that day, we will need several volunteers to make and bake, decorate petit fours, about 1300 pieces in all. Please email myself or Chef Montanile for details.

The next meeting of Pastry Chicago will be on Monday, October 23. Bob Hartwig of the French Pastry Scholl will do a lecture on cheese and wine pairing. Our very own cafe is hosting this event that starts at 6:00 PM. Please come and join us.

Also, on October 23, our visiting Pastry Chef from LeCordonBleu London will arrive that morning. Watch for the schedule of his demos that will be open to students. Culinary students should take advantage of these free demos and baking and pastry should mark their calendars.
It's a great opportunity to learn at no additional cost.

The Gingerbread Competition that the school is hosting in cooperation with Pastry Chicago and the Windy City Chapter of the ACF will be held here at school on Dec 2, a Saturday. For an application form, please ask Chef Montanile or myself, and we'll also leave copies at the Front Desk starting next week. This competition will be open to all culinary schools and high schools in Illinois, so make us proud by volunteering for the event and submitting a showpiece. It is open only to current students.