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The Chef’s Academy Hosts Second Annual Triangle Chef Showdown to Fight Against Hunger

Local Culinary Institution Announces Fundraiser for Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Raleigh, NC, August 30, 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 will host its second annual Triangle Chef Showdown on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on its Morrisville, N.C., campus, located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd. The event will include a competition between four local celebrity chefs, who will battle for votes from attendees by creating culinary masterpieces. Other featured activities will include a silent auction, live music, an open bar, and an incredible spread of student-made appetizers, pastries and desserts. Students from The Chef’s Academy will be preparing portions of each of the dishes made by the competing chefs for attendees to sample and vote for their favorites.

In conjunction with September’s Hunger Action Month, a national movement of food bank networks to end domestic hunger, the Triangle Chef Showdown will raise money for and awareness of local hunger through the donation of 100,000 meals. All proceeds will be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. The 2011 Triangle Chef Showdown event had more than 400 guests in attendance and donated 85,902 meals to the local Food Bank.

“The 2011 Triangle Chef Showdown, in conjunction with the school’s grand opening, was such an amazing success that we did not think twice about continuing the tradition to benefit our local food community,” said Jayson M. Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “The Chef’s Academy is actively involved in supporting September’s Hunger Action Month, and we are honored to partner with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina. We look forward to continuing to celebrate some of the area’s most talented chefs and local cuisine.”

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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. Approximately 4,500 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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