The Chef’s Academy to Host Networking Event for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce March 8

Business After Hours Celebrates “March Madness” with a Taste of Culinary Expertise for Visiting Chamber Members

Raleigh, NC, March 04, 2012 --( The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced it will host the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours event on Thursday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd. in Morrisville, N.C. The building and its three state-of-the-art kitchens will remain open for viewing purposes as the culinary institute will feature a “March Madness” theme outside by roasting a pig and hosting a competition between the culinary students for the best tailgating recipe in the style of the ACC basketball tournament. The chamber’s Business After Hours event is hosted in a different location each month by various sponsor companies throughout the greater Raleigh area, providing business professionals with networking and relationship-building opportunities.

“The Chef’s Academy is excited to sponsor Business After Hours, one of the chamber’s most popular member events,” said Jayson Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “Our culinary students are eager to impress the visiting business professionals with their special creations, and this occasion allows them invaluable networking opportunities with chamber members as well that can result in productive future partnerships.”

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- The event is free for Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce members and employees of member firms.

- The registration deadline is Thursday, March 1.

- Additional information can be found at

About The Chef’s Academy:
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 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

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