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Curtis Institute Students Enjoy, Compete in Post-Exam "Iron-Style" Chef Challenge

WHAT: Students attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia will enjoy post-exam entertainment during an “Iron-Style” Chef Challenge event!

Based on the Food Network’s popular “Iron Chef” show, each team (featuring chefs from Parkhurst Dining and Curtis Institute students) will have 1.5 hours to prepare four main dishes and two palate cleansers (palate cleansers, by nature, are used in the middle of a meal to remove lingering flavors from the mouth so that the next course may be enjoyed with a fresh perspective.)

Chef Challenge participants will be permitted to use what is in the kitchen only including pantry items such as flour, sugar, spices, fresh herbs, produce, pork, poultry and beef. Teams are judged based upon a 20-point system, with a maximum of 10 points given for taste, five for presentation, and five for originality.

An impressive panel of judges will present the “Culinary Flame” award based on food taste, presentation and originality. They are: Elizabeth Warshawer, Curtis Institute of Music Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Advancement Officer; Thomas Bandar, Curtis Institute of Music Assistant Dean of Residence Life; David Ludwig, Curtis Institute of Music Artistic Chair of Performance

Studies and Director of the Curtis 20/21 Contemporary Music Ensemble; Bill Albright, Parkhurst Executive Vice President of Operations; John Hallman, Parkhurst District Manager; and two guest students.

According to Dung Tran, Parkhurst Director of Dining Services, “I like to promote competition within the kitchen – it supports creativity and personalization among our dining team members.”

Join us for this exciting event where Curtis students will flex their culinary muscle!

WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2012; 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 
Curtis Institute of Music (Lenfest Hall, Gould Dining Hall)
1616 Locust Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

INFO: www.parkhurstdining.comwww.curtis.edu

 

About Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective, with an enrollment of about 165. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach, which has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in Philadelphia in 1924.

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com

Curtis Institute Students Enjoy, Compete in Post-Exam "Iron-Style" Chef Challenge

WHAT: Students attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia will enjoy post-exam entertainment during an “Iron-Style” Chef Challenge event!

Based on the Food Network’s popular “Iron Chef” show, each team (featuring chefs from Parkhurst Dining and Curtis Institute students) will have 1.5 hours to prepare four main dishes and two palate cleansers (palate cleansers, by nature, are used in the middle of a meal to remove lingering flavors from the mouth so that the next course may be enjoyed with a fresh perspective.)

Chef Challenge participants will be permitted to use what is in the kitchen only including pantry items such as flour, sugar, spices, fresh herbs, produce, pork, poultry and beef. Teams are judged based upon a 20-point system, with a maximum of 10 points given for taste, five for presentation, and five for originality.

An impressive panel of judges will present the “Culinary Flame” award based on food taste, presentation and originality. They are: Elizabeth Warshawer, Curtis Institute of Music Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Advancement Officer; Thomas Bandar, Curtis Institute of Music Assistant Dean of Residence Life; David Ludwig, Curtis Institute of Music Artistic Chair of Performance

Studies and Director of the Curtis 20/21 Contemporary Music Ensemble; Bill Albright, Parkhurst Executive Vice President of Operations; John Hallman, Parkhurst District Manager; and two guest students.

According to Dung Tran, Parkhurst Director of Dining Services, “I like to promote competition within the kitchen – it supports creativity and personalization among our dining team members.”

Join us for this exciting event where Curtis students will flex their culinary muscle!

WHEN: Friday, December 14, 2012; 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 
Curtis Institute of Music (Lenfest Hall, Gould Dining Hall)
1616 Locust Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

INFO: www.parkhurstdining.comwww.curtis.edu

 

About Curtis Institute of Music

The Curtis Institute of Music educates and trains exceptionally gifted young musicians for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

One of the world's leading conservatories, Curtis is highly selective, with an enrollment of about 165. In this intimate environment, students receive personalized attention from a celebrated faculty. A busy schedule of performances is at the heart of Curtis's distinctive "learn by doing" approach, which has produced an impressive number of notable artists since the school's founding in Philadelphia in 1924.

About Parkhurst Dining

A member of Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Parkhurst Dining provides authentic culinary experiences to guests at the finest educational institutions, corporations and cultural destinations in its marketing region. Our foundation is built on personal relationships and exceeding the expectations of our guests and team members every day. Join us for a farm-fresh and sustainable dining experience.

Contacts:

Grace Hoyer, Public Relations
Parkhurst Dining 
610-282-0916, office
610-349-0844, cell
ghoyer@parkhurstdining.com