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Academy Students Bring Home Gold Medals from New York Food Show
Academy of Culinary Arts teams returned from New York City’s annual “Salon of Culinary Art” with two gold medals for their entries in the centerpiece and meat categories.
Held Nov. 11-14 at the 91st International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, the Salon featured breathtaking creations of master chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, butchers, culinarians and apprentices from around the world competing in an array of categories. Known as the world’s largest freelance culinary arts exhibit and dubbed the most prestigious competition on the East Coast, the show is organized annually by the Société Culinaire Philanthropique.
ACA student teams won two gold medals at the ‘Salon of Culinary Art’ in New York City in November.
The winning centerpiece team prepared an intricate salt dough centerpiece titled “An Honorable Profession,” which featured a chef standing atop pillars. Chef Klaus Muller, former ACA dean, coached the team.
The meat category included three teams that prepared a selection of hors d’oeuvres, cold and hot foods. Chef Kelly McClay, acting dean of the Academy, Chef Supervisor Bruce Johns, Chef Educator Daniel Matt, and adjunct instructors Chef Jon Davies and Chef Lynn Kolb coached the hot food teams.
ACA students won a gold medal for this saltiage centerpiece.
The students spent hundreds of hours throughout the fall planning menus and fine-tuning their presentation in the Academy’s teaching kitchens. The ACA students competed against teams from other culinary schools including Johnson & Wales, the Culinary Institute of America, and industry professionals.
“For some of our students this is a once in a lifetime achievement,” McClay said. “When they are working in the industry, many of them will not have the time or opportunity to compete at this level.”
The ACA has a history of success at the Salon of Culinary Art, including four silver medals in 1998, four gold medals in 2000, and a gold medal in 2002, the last time the ACA entered the competition.