Thursday, July 16, 2009

Monroe College to host 4th annual A Chef's Legacy dinner

The Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts on July 20 will host A Chef's Legacy: The 4th Annual Craig Rutman Memorial Scholarship Dinner. This year, the 2003-2006 New York Culinary Team who won the gold at the Italian National Championship will prepare the meal, led by team captain chef Frank Costantino, CEC, CCE, AAC, dean of the School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts. Monroe culinary and hospitality students will help prepare food, plan and manage the event.

A Chef's Legacy honors the memory of chef Craig Rutman, Monroe's first director of culinary arts. The event raises funds for Monroe College students who will be participating in the school's study abroad program in Italy.

The suggested donation for the event is $200 for sponsors and $100 for individuals. For more information, contact Carol Genese at