Recap: SICE Awards Ceremony honors culinary graduates

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The Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Awards Ceremony is held to honor students who have completed the Culinary Arts; Restaurant Management; Baking and Pastry; Personal Chef; or Craft Brewing, Packaging, and Service Operations programs. Students must complete all requirements by the end of Summer Semester 2019 to participate in the Awards Reception.

The 2019 Secchia Institute for Culinary Education Awards Ceremony took place Tuesday, April 16.

Congratulations to all our culinary students, staff, and faculty – you did it!

Raider Salute to Chef Bob Schultz, culinary students for making Make a Wish magic in the kitchen yesterday

HUGE Raider Salute to Chef Bob Schultz and GRCC culinary students Sidney Hyde, Amanda Barnett, and Tom Brown from the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education – this amazing crew shared their talents with Make-A-Wish Michigan and a very special “wish kid” now known as Chef Forrest.

The 5-year-old chef, with parents Nicole and Bo, attended the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education yesterday and learned how to prepare Mexican cuisine.

The visit to GRCC was the last stop in a week-long adventure for Chef Forrest, who prepared meals and desserts in West Michigan eateries.

Thank you Chef Schultz, Sidney, Amanda, and Tom for helping make Chef Forrest’s wish come true – you rock!

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Final episode of ‘Cooking with Angus’ this Sunday

After over 100 episodes, the Cooking With Angus TV series created by the GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will soon release its final episode. Featuring chefs from all over the world and graduates of the program in Grand Rapids, the final episode goes back and forth between Scotland and the USA showcasing an emotional, cultural, and deliciously compelling picture of Chef Angus’ career.

Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 5 p.m. on ABC 13.

‘Cooking with Angus’ approaches final episode

After over 100 episodes, the Cooking With Angus TV series created by the GRCC Secchia Institute for Culinary Education will soon release its final episode. Featuring chefs from all over the world and graduates of the program in Grand Rapids, the final episode goes back and forth between Scotland and the USA showcasing an emotional, cultural, and deliciously compelling picture of Chef Angus’ career.

Recap: ‘Cupcake Wars’ students present a sweet take on Dr. Seuss

 

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Bakery students took a mental vacation from the cold last Thursday to heat up the kitchens in GRCC’s third annual “Cupcake Wars” event. Students worked in teams to create over-the-top cupcakes which they then presented in elaborate, Dr. Seuss-themed dioramas. Teams prepared, baked, and decorated cupcakes from 7:30-10:30 a.m., and judging began at 11 a.m.

Here are this year’s winners in all categories:

  • Best overall cupcake: Horton’s Whos – Kortni Dicks, Laura Kersten, Kris Poleski
  • Best display/presentation: Gio and the Pussycats – Gio Toffolo, Alison Dopke, Katie Courtney
  • Best packaging: Horton’s Whos – Kortni Dicks, Laura Kersten, Kris Poleski
  • Overall highest score: Gio and the Pussycats – Gio Toffolo, Alison Dopke, Katie Courtney (the second place team was only 0.5 points behind – the closest competition yet!)

Congratulations to GRCC’s 2019 Cupcake Wars winners and to all of the students who worked so hard to create these amazing displays!

Recap: GRCC Cooks features Appetizers

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Participants in the December 3, 2018, GRCC Cooks Appetizers class explored tapas, small plates, canapés, and game day favorites with Josef Huber, Corporate Executive Chef at Amway Hospitality Corp.

Future classes include Seafood, The Perfect Steak, Korean BBQ, and more!

Future class descriptions and registration are available on the GRCC Cooks page.

Photos: The Heritage Lunch Menu – Winter 2010 Semester

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

GRCC’s student-run Heritage Restaurant is operated as a lab environment for the college’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education.  Every semester, the menu changes and offers new and enticing epicurean delights.

Heritage Restaurant Winter 2010 Menu

For a full slideshow, click here.  For more information (including hours, menus, and directions/reservations) visit www.grcc.edu/heritage