On November 13th, 2006, The FCI recognized four outstanding alumni at the 2006 Outstanding Alumni Awards reception. Dorothy Cann Hamilton, presided over the ceremony and we honored the following alumni who have excelled in the industry:
Daisy Martinez (Culinary ’99), Host of PBS Series Daisy Cooks: Culinary Arts Award
Victoria Love (Pastry ’98), Executive Pastry Chef of Water Club: Pastry Arts Award
Maile Carpenter (Culinary ’99), Executive Editor of Every Day with Rachel Ray: Professional Achievement
Robert Surles (Culinary ’00), Executive Chef of Calhoun School: Contribution to the Culinary Industry
It was an exciting reception and we had a terrific turn out, enabling many alumni to reconnect with each other, the deans, The FCI, and get a first hand look at our new space. The evening concluded with a gala dinner benefiting the Friends of The FCI including a delicious dinner, a silent and live auction conducted by our own Daisy Martinez. Who will be next year’s winners?