Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chaine des Rotisseurs, Haak Vineyards, Professionals in Culinary Arts Scholarship Winners

Each year the Alvin College Culinary Arts program awards several scholarships.  This spring we made the following awards
Crystal Lewis was awarded the Chaine des Rostisseurs Scholarship.  Crystal is shown with Chef Leslie Bartosh, CEC, FMP, program chair,  Chef Bartosh is the Conseiller Culinaire Provincial for the Southwest region of the Chaine des Rotisseurs.

This picture shows all scholarship award recipients along with Chef Bartosh and Chef Bass, ACC culinary arts instructor.  Pictured left to right:
Chef Leslie Bartosh
Joanne Ralowicz; Professionals in Culinary Arts Scholarship recipient
Maritza Aguilera; Culinary Arts Scholarshp
Chef Mary Bass
Raul Castaneda:  Haak Vineyards Scholarship
Crystal Lewis: Chaine des Rotisseurs Scholarship
Elena Castaneda:  Haak Vineyards Scholarship Recipient

Ice Carving and Family and Friends Night, 2017

Each spring as our students finish their two semesters of lab classes we have an event to thank their families and our "friends of the program" for their support.  The photos that follow show some of the work the students did while carving ice and their finished products.
I hope you enjoy.

Until next time,
Happy Eating!
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Alvin Community College Awards Day

Every spring, the Alvin Community College school year comes to an end with many events, including awards day.  This year the Culinary Arts program was able to award scholarships to five of our students.  Pictures of the awards are below.

In this photo Chef Mary Bass is presenting Chinnia Duch with a departmental scholarship.  Also receiving a departmental scholarship but not pictured, was Joanne Ralowicz.

 Pictured is Chef Mary Bass awarding the Haak Vineyards Culinary Arts Scholarship to Jewellisa  Aguilar.
Chef Bass is the Executive Chef for Haak Vineyards in addition to being an adjunct faculty member at ACC.
 Pictured left to right is Chef Leslie Bartosh, CEC, FMP, program chair, Conseiller Culinaire Provincial; awarding Jessica Maness and Emily Baldridge the Chaine des Rotissuers culinary arts scholarship.

All the awards were well deserved.

Until next time.
Bon Appetit Y'all
Chef Leslie Bartosh

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Friends and Family Night and End of Semester

I have taught culinary classes since 1996.  Up until this year if you had told me I would have a one armed culinary arts student, without prosthetic, I would have said unn huh.  If you had told me this same person would use a chain saw to carve ice, I would have asked: what did the Doctor give you?
I am here to tell you it is true.
Corey joined our program in August 2015.  He has been an inspiration to all of us.  He has inspired us not only with his since of humor but also his work ethic and attitude.  Thank you for sharing with us Corey.
Ice carving is one the few times in a year that our students do not have to wear their uniforms.
Here are a couple of more carvings.  We give each group of students a half block of ice and a stencil.

We use the best carving for our end of semester Friends and Family night.  Among our gests this year were Jody Droege, ACC Board of Regents;  Dr Albrecht, ACC President, and husband;  Dr. Cindy Griffith, VP of Instruction and husband, Dr. Linda Austin, Dean of Technical Studies and Jim Simpson Dean of Continuing Education.
Here are few photos from the event.

The evening culminates with our students joining their families for dinner.  The students did an outstanding job!  A big thank you to Chef Mary bass for providing the guidance to our students.
The cast of characters:  aka our students :-)

Until next time,

Bon Appetit Y'all
Chef Leslie Bartosh