Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Texas Chefs Association Conference

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Texas Chefs Association annual conference.  The event was held July 16 through 18 in Beaumont, Texas. 

While there I attended seminars on Wild Caught Texas Shrimp, Fois Gras and Akaushi Beef, among others.

Chef Michael Ty president of our national chefs association: the American Culinary Federation was kind enough to attend our conference.  In fact it was my pleasure to share the dinner table with Chef Ty and several other distinguished guests.  The conversation was enlightening and educating.

Below is a photo take after the general business meeting of the TCA.

In the photo left to right:
Chef Charles Duit, CEC, ACE, AAC, CDM, CFPP, President of the Texas Chefs Association
Chef Leslie Bartosh, CEC, FMP 
Chef Michael Ty, CEC, AAC, President of the American Culinary Federation

Lest I forget, hats off to the Golden Triangle chapter of the TCA for an outstanding job of setting up the conference.  The educational sessions, meals and all involved in the conference was first class.  Well done chefs!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Enrollment in Alvin College Culinary Arts Program

At this time we have sold out all seats for the fall culinary arts classes. 
So to make a long story short; there are some options for students who wish to enroll in our program.

1.  We can put you on our waiting list.  This list was started today, July 13.  It will be used on a first come first served basis.
The reason for the list is that sometimes people enroll in classes and later change their mind.  If this happens we would really like for someone who wants an education to have the opportunity to pursue it.
2.  We can enroll you in management and/or general academic classes.  This works well if you are pursuing our two year degree.
3.  We can combine the two options listed above.  This will put you on the waiting list and have you enrolled in the program.  Of course, I will block a seat for you in the next years labs.  And if a position should open up you can take advantage of the waiting list, drop the classes you enrolled in and enter lab.

If you are interested in getting on our waiting list or discussing any other option, please feel free to contact me. 
I am not on campus much during the summer, so please contact me via email @ chef@alvincollege.edu or by phone @ 281.756.3949.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Happy Eating!
Chef Bartosh

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

enrollment for fall 2010

As I type this, enrollment for the fall semester culinary arts classes has taken off.  We currently have three places left in our lab classes.

If you are a student who started with me in the spring or summer semester, I have a seat blocked for you in lab class.  When you are ready to register for class, please contact me so I can either get you into class or remove the seat block.
If you are a new student and we run out of seats in lab classes there are a two options available to you.

1.  We can start you in management classes and/or general academic classes.
2.  We can put you on a waiting list.  This list will be done on a first come first served basis.  The purpose of the list is to be able to enroll you in lab if someone decides not to attend in the fall semester.  In the past, I have had as many as two seats open up because of changes in students plans.
3.  We can do both 1 and 2 above.

If you have questions about enrolling in our program, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Until then,  Happy Eating

Chef Bartosh