Thursday, April 2, 2009

Four female students honored at WFF conference

The National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF), Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) and Wendy's International Inc. awarded the Reaching Your Dreams Scholarship to four female students at the WFF's Annual Leadership and Development Conference held March 15 in Dallas.

The four University of North Texas students--Keitha Farrow, Kelley Krost, Melissa Portocarrero and Hannah Snowden--each received $2,500 to help finance their education in a restaurant and foodservice course of study.

(l to r) Bill Hyde, vice chairman, NRAEF Board of Trustees; Hannah Snowden, student; Melissa Portocarrero, student; Kelley Krost, student; Keitha Farrow, student; Frances Wright, vice president, corporate human resources, Wendy's International Inc.; and Carlton Curtis, treasurer, NRAEF Board of Trustees

The annual Reaching Your Dreams Scholarship, created in honor of Wendy's founder Dave Thomas, is presented to four female college students enrolled in a restaurant or foodservice-related program who excel academically and express an interest in continuing their education in the industry.

It's almost fiddlehead greens season...

And the start of fiddlehead season means Norcliff Farms Inc. has launched its annual Fiddlehead Greens Culinary Contest for culinary students or recent culinary school graduates in the United States and Canada.

buttered fiddlehead greens

Students and two-year graduates have until May 6 to submit recipes online that incorporate fresh or frozen fiddlehead greens, which have been compared in flavor to asparagus, broccoli and green beans. Entry forms are available here.

Recipes will be judged based on taste, appearance, simplicity and appeal. The grand prize winner will cook his or her recipe at an event on May 13. More information is available on NorCliff Farms' Web site.

(Photo courtesy of NorCliff Farms)