Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Vollrath Culinary Award winners honored

The Vollrath Co., a manufacturer of quality smallwares and equipment for the foodservice industry, was proud to present four faculty members and four students at Johnson & Wales University with Vollrath Culinary Awards. Launched in 2003, the Vollrath program honors one student and one chef-instructor at each Johnson & Wales campus with the prestigious Vollrath Student Culinary Award and Vollrath Chef Service Award, respectively. The Vollrath Awards were developed in conjunction with the university as part of the company's continuing efforts to support culinary arts students and instructors and the future of the foodservice industry. Each of the eight winners also received a selection of Vollrath's Intrigue Professional Cookware.

Encouraging Johnson & Wales University's culinary and pastry arts students in their pursuit of academic excellence, the Vollrath Student Culinary Award recognizes high-achieving students who are employed in the foodservice industry and engaged in the life of the university and their communities. The 2008 winners are:
  • Nathan Pane, Providence Campus, a senior from Auburn, N.H., who is majoring in culinary arts and food service entrepreneurship;
  • Robert Liska, Denver Campus, a junior from Kittredge, Colo., who is majoring in Food Service Management;
  • Doug Wisnioski, North Miami Campus, a junior from Miami, Fla., who is majoring in culinary arts; and
  • John Christ, Charlotte Campus, a sophomore from Anderson S.C., who is majoring in culinary arts.
The Vollrath Chef Service Award was presented to chef instructors who consistently demonstrate outstanding dedication to both the students and the university. This year's Vollrath Chef Service Award faculty winners are: