The Chef’s Academy’s Tournate Society to Host July 28 Fish Fry Fundraiser

Culinary Institution’s Local Fundraiser Proceeds to Fund Student Attendance to World Culinary Olympics in Germany

Indianapolis, IN, July 27, 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 that the school’s Tournate Society, a student group dedicated to refining advanced culinary skills, will host a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, July 28. The fundraiser will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be located on the school’s campus at 644 East Washington Street. Event proceeds will fund the Tournate Society’s trip to attend the World Culinary Olympics 2012, taking place in October in Erfurt, Germany, where students will enjoy the cuisine of competing international teams, as well as tour culinary landmarks in Germany, Austria and France.

For $8.50, attendees of the fish fry can enjoy a platter that includes fish, coleslaw and homemade chips. Sandwiches will be $5 each, and a sandwich combo with chips and a drink will be available for $7. As part of The Chef’s Academy’s commitment to promoting locally-sourced food, the institution will serve Indiana tilapia donated by the Indiana Aquaculture Association, which will be fried in a batter made with Oaken Barrel’s Pale Ale from the Oaken Barrel Brewing Company in Greenwood, Ind. In addition to the fish fry, there will be a cornhole tournament with a $10 entry fee, as well as face painting for children. Parking will be available at Harrison College, which is adjacent to The Chef’s Academy.

“The 2012 Culinary Olympics presents a wonderful opportunity for our students to expand their experience and familiarity with Europe’s best cuisine,” said Jayson M. Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “Competitions like this help students take what they have learned in the classroom and combine it with a real-world industry perspective that will open new doors for them upon graduation. With the fish fry, we hope to not only raise funds for the trip, but welcome the Indianapolis community to our school and show them the importance of embracing the local food culture.”

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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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