Friday, March 27, 2009

Food Jobs e-newsletter launched

Author Irena Chalmers has officially launched the e-newsletter associated with her most recent book, Food Jobs: 150 Great Jobs for Culinary Students, Career Changers and Food Lovers (2008, Beaufort Books). Chalmers, a friend of FENI and a Chef Educator Today and Chef Magazine columnist, Culinary Institute of America instructor and foodservice industry expert, will continue to offer insight into the world of food jobs through the e-newsletter. To sign up for the Food Jobs e-newsletter, visit

Food Jobs recently won the 2008 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Food Book for Professionals in the United States. For more information on Food Jobs, visit Online Tool Kit's previous post, or visit

Dole awards two grand prizes for Fresh Frozen Fruit Student Recipe Contest

The Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit Student Recipe Contest ended in a tie, with the grand prize of $2,500 going to Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts--Las Vegas student Bret Skiba and to a team of students from the Columbus Culinary Institute in Ohio.

Skiba's winning recipe was Lobster and Melon Salad (photo below).

The team of students--Burgess Abdallah, Juana Johnson, Lindsay Rathbone, Nic Wilcox and Heather White--prepared a Tropical Trifle (photo below).

The recipes used a minimum of two cups of Dole Fresh Frozen Fruit, and the judges evaluated the dishes based on creativity, flavor, ease of preparation and appetite appeal. For more information, visit