Raleigh, NC, September 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Chef’s Academy (http://www.thechefsacademy.com), the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study, will celebrate the grand opening of the school’s North Carolina division on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on its Morrisville campus located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd. The event will host a Triangle Chef Showdown featuring local culinary masterminds including Chef Scott Crawford of The Umstead Hotel and Spa, Chef Walter Royal of Angus Barn, Chef Khoury Solomon of Irregardless Café and Chef Michael Chuong of án Restaurant. In line with September’s Hunger Action Month, a national movement of the food bank networks to end domestic hunger, The Chef’s Academy grand opening will raise money and awareness of local hunger through the donation of 100,000 meals. All proceeds received will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
“We are excited to bring the newest addition of our culinary institution to the Triangle community,” said Jayson M. Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “We look forward to celebrating the school’s opening with the local celebrity chefs, community supporters and our students, and we are proud to join efforts with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, an organization committed to fighting hunger and ending food insecurity.”
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- A free event open to the public, the grand opening will include a silent auction, hors d’oeuvres, live music and will collect donations, including canned-food items to support the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. To RSVP, visit http://www.pingg.com/rsvp/rk5key6e5wxxn7yae/envelope.
- Feeding America’s national network comprises more than 200 food banks, including the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. Hunger Action Month encourages citizens to take action against domestic hunger across all communities. For more information on Hunger Action Month, visit http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=hungeractionmonth.
About The Chef’s Academy:
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 13 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Located in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy is opening 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.
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