The Chef's Academy and Firewürst Restaurant Partner to Challenge Students' Culinary Creativity
Raleigh, NC, November 03, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Chef’s Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, has announced that its students will compete for a chance to have a dish featured on the menu of Firewürst, a locally-sourced flame-grilled sausage and hot dog restaurant with locations in Cary and Brier Creek. The live-action competition will take place Friday, Nov. 8 from 10:30 a.m. until noon at The Chef's Academy Morrisville campus located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd.
To enter the competition, students must submit a recipe for a gourmet hot dog and sausage that represents the fresh ingredients and style of the Firewürst menu. Prior to submission, students will have the opportunity to visit Firewürst to better understand the kitchen, ingredients and current dishes offered in order to create recipes that best suit the menu. Students will also have the chance to inspect Firewürst’s kitchen design and see the ingredients they use to assist in recipe planning for the preliminary and final rounds. These preparatory steps are included in the competition in order to provide aspiring culinary professionals with hands-on kitchen experience necessary for real-world success.
Recipes will be evaluated by a panel of judges and teams of finalists will be selected to create their dishes in the live-action portion of the competition. Judges Chas Morgenstern of Firewürst, Chef Ryan Payne of The Weathervane at Southern Season and Kathy Hanrahan of WRAL Out & About will then sample each of the dishes and name the winning team who will have their recipe featured on Firewürst’s menu, in addition to several other prizes including professional chef’s knives and branded chef jackets.
“Competitions that allow our students to gain real world experience are exceedingly valuable to their development and culinary education,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, North Carolina campus president and national dean at The Chef’s Academy. “I am confident that this competition will produce some fresh new ideas for Firewürst and give our students the chance to collaborate and think creatively.”
“We are very excited to work with such and energetic group,” said Bill Morgenstern, CEO, Firewürst. “The Chef’s Academy students have some great ideas and we are anxious to centerpiece some of the recipes from the competition on our menus.”
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The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 5,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality, and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit http://www.thechefsacademy.com.
Firewürst is a new Fast-Casual restaurant concept headquartered in Cary, NC featuring gourmet sausages and sandwiches. Firewürst currently operates in The Shoppes of Kildaire in Cary and in the Brier Creek Shopping Center in Raleigh. A third Firewürst location is opening in early November next to the new Bass Pro in Cary on Harrison road. The company expects to begin franchising early 2014. For more information visit Firewürst at http://www.firewurst.com.