Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chicago congressman addresses CHIC graduates

U.S. congressman Danny Davis delivered the commencement address at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago's (CHIC) 2009 fall graduation ceremony. Davis, whose district includes downtown Chicago, addressed the 350 graduates among a total audience of 2,000 on Nov. 15 at the Chicago Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Congressman Danny Davis speaking to CHIC graduates*
In his speech, Davis spoke about the culinary skills each graduate was exposed to during their time at CHIC and their "portability" in today's economy. He quoted an unattributed poem called "Skills."

*Photo courtesy of CHIC chef-instructor Marilyn Santos-McNabb.