Chattahoochee Tech Students Place in Local Ice Carving Contest

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1390682953237(Marietta, Ga. – Feb. 10, 2013) It’s a three-peat for Chattahoochee Technical College at Ice Fest 2014. A team of four students from Chattahoochee Technical College’s Culinary Arts Program won the event again for the third year in a row. Among the students on this year’s team were James Clopton of Canton, Jeremy Dudek of Dallas, Jenny Kiewat of Canton and Paul Maphu of Roswell.

The event, which raises money for The Early Autism Detection Unit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, was held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center on Jan. 25. Chattahoochee Technical College students competed in the event, practicing skills they had picked up from the program’s Garde Manger class.

During the Garde Manager class, students learn basic pantry manger principles, utilization, preparation and integration into other kitchen operations. Topics include: pantry functions; garnishes, carving, and decorating; buffet presentation; cold preparations; hot/cold sandwiches; salads, dressings and relishes; breakfast preparation; hot/cold hors d’oeuvres; chaudfroids, gelees, and molds; and pats and terrines.

Chattahoochee Technical College offers diploma and degree programs through its respected Culinary Arts program at the Mountain View Campus. The 62-hour degree program prepares students for the culinary profession. The program emphasizes a combination of culinary theory and practical application necessary for successful employment. Graduates who are current practitioners will benefit through enhancement of career potential. Those entering the culinary arts field will be prepared to pursue diverse opportunities as cooks, bakers or caterers/culinary managers.