Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kendall College culinary students win gold medals at the 2011 ACF National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl

For the second consecutive year, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts students took home gold medals as winners of the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl. The students beat finalist teams from Colorado, Georgia and Pennsylvania at the event, which was held during the 2011 ACF National Convention at the Gaylord Texan in Dallas. The Kendall College team, representing ACF’s Central Region and consisting of Gabriele Ausraite, Robert Baki, Jacob Clara, Paige Rogers and Jacqueline Wallner (captain), competed against teams representing foodservice-training programs at schools in ACF’s Northeastern, Southeastern and Western Regions.
(l. to r.) Students Jacob Clara, Gabriele Ausraite, Jacqueline Wallner, Robert Baki and Paige Rogers with chef Dina Altieri
The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl—which celebrates its 20th year in 2011—tests the acumen of culinary-arts students via a “Jeopardy”-style subjects grid that includes challenging culinary, baking, nutrition, sanitation and math questions as well as sensory perception. The competition is named after the late Chef Baron H. Galand, CEC, who served as national president of ACF from 1983 to 1987.