Chef Bob Schultz of GRCC’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education led a team of GRCC students in the National Association of Ice Carving Collegiate Invitational in Holland, MI over the weekend. Here are the results from Hollands competition from Saturday (out of 28 competitors representing Columbus State Community College, the University of Michigan, the University of Akron, Columbus Culinary at the Bradford School and the Art Institute of Detroit):
1st place-Derek Warren
3rd Place-Jeff Marr
1st and 2nd place TEAM OVERALL
Sundays results from Watervliet 19 competitors (this is a NICA sanction event)
1st place-Joe Pearson (won bronze score 79.94)
3rd place-Derek Warren (won bronze score 71.23)
4th place-Jeff Marr (just missing bronze 69.75)
5th place-Adam Devers (just missing bronze 69.72)
This coming weekend the team will be practicing multi-block pieces then following weekend going up to Bay Harbor.
January 28th-30th is the main event-Collegiant Nationals in Frankenmuth. Only 30 competitors (15 teams) from all over the U.S. qualify. GRCC is one of two institutions that had two teams qualify. If you have never been, it’s an exiting three-day competition, starting Friday night and ending Sunday.