Monday, January 4, 2010

Florida Strawberries recipe contest now open

Culinary students nationwide are invited to compete for a total of $6,000 in cash prizes in the first Florida Strawberries--A Taste of Summer All Winter Long Recipe Contest.

Entries are due by Feb. 28. The categories for entry are starters and salsas, salads, sweets and best photo. For entry forms, rules and frequently asked questions, visit The contest is sponsored by the Florida Strawberry Growers Association (FSGA) and Taste of the South magazine.

JWU expands baking and pastry program

Johnson & Wales University (JWU) has expanded its baking and pastry program and added a new textbook. As more foodservice establishments require employees have crossover culinary and baking skills, JWU added courses to its baking and pastry program such as fundamental skills and techniques and artisan bread work to give pastry students more experience with basic cooking skills and artisan bread production skills. In addition, all foods prepared by students are now free of trans fats, and the program offers new focuses on health, wellness and nutrition.