Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Grilling contest could win you $5,000
and make you a star


Dear culinary educators and students: As culinary enthusiasts and pork fans (we hope!), we wanted to share this exciting opportunity to meet celebrity chef Guy Fieri and showcase your skills on the grill for a chance to meet celebrity chef Guy Fieri and win $5,000!

The National Pork Board is scouring the country in our "Search for the Next Pork Personality" contest. We're looking for pork lovers who not only know how to grill-up tasty pork, but someone who has a great "pork-sonality," too!

Through August 31, 2009, if you love to "hog" the spotlight when you're behind the grill, simply submit a short, creative video showcasing your BEST tip for grilling-up pork at You can rap about ribs, sing a tenderloin lovin' song or dance a pork jig--however you spin it, we want you to light-up the screen while showcasing your pork tip!

Three finalist spots are up for grabs and YOU could be one of the three to compete in a tong-tossing LIVE finale grill-off in the Big Apple. Guy Fieri will help judge and one grill master will be named the "Next Pork Personality" and take home $5,000, a Char-Broil gas grill and grilling accessories!

This link takes you directly to the contest entry page and has all the information you need to know on how to enter and who to contact with any questions:

So get "Fieri-ed" up and ENTER TODAY!

Please forward this information to your colleagues and students.

CIA to host lecture on hunger

Joel Berg, executive director of the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, will present a lecture titled "The Hunger Challenge for Foodies" at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park on Aug. 18 as part of the school's Dooley Lecture Series.

Berg is the author of the book, All You Can Eat: How Hungry is America? Before working with the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, he formerly served in several senior executive service positions at the United States Department of Agriculture under the Clinton administration. He also served as a policy analyst for the Progressive Policy Institute.

The public is invited to attend the lecture, and attendance is limited to 100. For more information, visit the CIA's Web site.