Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tru's Gand to receive Distinguished Visiting Chef Award from Sullivan University

The National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) at Sullivan University will honor executive pastry chef Gale Gand on May 20 with the Distinguished Visiting Chef Award. Gand, who is partner at Mobil four-star and five-diamond AAA Relais-Gourmand restaurant Tru, will be signing copies of her new cookbook, Gale Gand's Brunch! 100 Fantastic Recipes for the Weekend’s Best Meal for students and faculty before the award presentation.

The Distinguished Visiting Chef series, which began in 1988, is a culinary-inspired education program designed to connect students with today's top chefs. Gand is the 38th recipient of the Distinguished Visiting Chef honor. Other chefs to receive this award include Kinkead's chef/owner Bob Kinkead, celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse, and chef Rick Tramonto.