Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Napa River Grill Culinary Cup raises $35k

The Napa River Grill Culinary Cup, a golf scramble on Aug. 2 to benefit the Kenneth Black Memorial Scholarship Fund, raised more than $35,000. The scholarship fund will be awarded to a student at Sullivan University in pursuit of a culinary arts degree.

(l to r) Shane Hall, general manager of Napa River Grill; JD Rothberg, managing partner of Napa River Grill and Wild Eggs; Lisa Mines, Kenneth Black's mother; Emily Walz, Napa River Grill's concierge and special events director; and David Malthaner, executive chef of Napa River Grill

The Napa River Grill Culinary Scholarship Fund was created in 2003 to help young people in pursuit of a degree in culinary arts. After Black--a Sullivan University alumnus and sous chef at Louisville, Ky.-based Napa River Grill--was killed in a motorcycle accident on April 23, the scholarship was renamed in his honor.

"My family and I are overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from the wonderful people at Napa River Grill and Wild Eggs," said Lisa Mines, Black's mother, in a statement. "It is comforting to know that my son's memory will live on through this scholarship fund."

Seeking culinary arts director


Francis Tuttle Technology Center, Oklahoma City, is under construction on a 34,000-square-foot school of culinary arts and is seeking a culinary arts director. This individual will be involved in all aspects of opening, staffing and operating this state-of-the-art facility.

Work in an environment where:
  • you can share your knowledge and experience of the culinary profession;
  • you will have an integral role in the program planning and design and curriculum development for a facility consisting of eight instructional kitchens and an a la carte kitchen as part of our teaching restaurant; and
  • excellence, innovation and continuous improvement are fostered and where respect and appreciation for "employees as our greatest asset" are part of our core values.
Francis Tuttle Technology Center, located in northwest Oklahoma City is one of the finest technology centers in the nation. Access our Web site at www.francistuttle.edu for information about the school. Annual Salary: $60,000 to $70,000. Comprehensive Benefit Package to include paid health and dental insurance and 100 percent contribution into the Teachers Retirement System of Oklahoma. Relocation costs are not covered.

Primary Function: Will provide leadership, coordination and supervision for the school of culinary arts. This individual will also play a prominent role in the local culinary industry and is expected to have national connections within this industry.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or advanced industry-related certifications required. Must have a minimum of five years of culinary experience with at least three years recent experience in a managerial capacity or as an executive chef with supervisory responsibilities. Instructional and supervisory/managerial experience with a culinary educational institution preferred. Must hold or qualify for an Oklahoma Secondary Vocational Teaching Certificate.

Apply Today: Website: www.francistuttle.edu/discover/jobs for additional information and application. Or contact Human Resources at (800) 722-7799, ext. 4331, to obtain application and extended job description. EOE

Job closing date: August 16, 2010

Submit completed application and resume to:
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Human Resources
12777 N. Rockwell Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73142-2789

Bill Allen, Director
Personal Services Programs
(800) 722-7799, ext. 4333 · (405) 717-4333