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Academy of Culinary Arts Names Iron Student Chefs

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First-place team members from left to right: Amiri Jones of Pleasantville, Allison Ebner of Atco, Dana Rowe of Bridgeton and Mekhi Davis of Mays Landing with ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield.

Fourteen Academy of Culinary Arts students showed their passion for food and competed in the 14th annual Iron Student Chef Competition at the ACA located at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, April 23.

At 9:30 a.m. sharp, it was time to start the competition coordinated by ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield. The students were organized into three teams. Their mission: to create four dishes, each incorporating a tightly guarded secret ingredient revealed only minutes before the start of cooking. The teams were given 15 minutes to create recipes and 90 minutes to cook.

The secret ingredient to be included in each team’s four dishes, from appetizers to entrée was the potato, with the catch being they had to use five different types including Yukon, Red Bliss, Peruvian Blue, Sweet and Russet. The teams were given the potatoes and a variety of other ingredients and told to produce three plates for each dish, one for display, and the others for judging. Continue reading

Iron Student Chefs Announced for Academy of Culinary Arts

Four male culinary students with chef educator

First-place team members from left to right: Amiri Jones of Pleasantville, Mo Llabres, Noah Brent and Kristopher Brown, all of Vineland, with ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield.

Twenty-four culinary students showed their passion for food and competed in the 13th annual Iron Student Chef Competition at the Academy of Culinary Arts located at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, April 24.

At 9:30 a.m. sharp, it was time to start the competition coordinated by ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield. The students were organized into five teams. Their mission: to create four dishes, each incorporating a tightly guarded secret ingredient revealed only minutes before the start of cooking. The teams were given 15 minutes to create recipes and 90 minutes to cook.

The secret ingredient to be included in each team’s four dishes, from appetizers to entrees: ground pork. The teams were given the pork and a variety of other ingredients and told to produce three plates for each dish, one for display, and the others for judging. Continue reading

Academy of Culinary Arts Names Iron Student Chefs

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First-place team members from left: Danielle Ziegler of Franklinville, Austin Lucas of New Gretna, John Martucci of Sicklerville (kneeling), Allen Davis of Riverside and Matthew Hennessey of Buena with ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield.

Fifteen culinary students showed their passion for food and competed in the 12th annual Iron Student Chef competition at the Academy of Culinary Arts located at Atlantic Cape Community College’s Mays Landing Campus, April 25.

At 9:40 a.m. sharp, it was time to start the competition coordinated by ACA Chef Educator Vincent Tedeschi of Northfield. The students were organized into three teams. Each team received a “College Student Convenience Market Basket,” a new spin on the yearly competition, consisting of four ingredients: chicken flavored ramen noodles, Bisquick, minute rice and yogurt. The teams were given 15 minutes to create recipes and 90 minutes to execute their dishes, using one of the ingredients in each of their four courses. Continue reading