Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wish upon a chef

Marco Ferraro, a French Culinary Institute alum, is the new executive chef at Wish restaurant at the Hotel of South Beach. Chef Ferraro has trained at Jean-Georges, Le Mantel in Cannes and Le Muscandin in Mougins and made his mark at Jack's La Jolla in California. You can taste Chef Ferraro's menu at Wish beginning in September and find the rest of the story at the Miami New Times.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Show Stopper award at the Somerset Art Association's "The Art of Cake Design" competition


Congratulations to Anne Khoobiar (Pastry '05) for winning the Show Stopper award at the Somerset Art Association's "The Art of Cake Design" competition this spring. She dazzled the crowed with her "Bloom of the Ball" party dress cake.

This is one dress that's sure to impress. Read all about what it took to create the party dress cake.

Doctor Delicious - profile of Dave Arnold by Ted Allen

Ted Allen, the Iron Chef America and Top Chef judge with a new show on the Food Network, profiled Dave Arnold on Popsci.com. Chronicling the FCI's food technology instructor's culinary experimentation from deep-frying beignets as a fifth grader to building the first vapor oven to creating a fizzy gin and tonic with clarified lime juice and infused gin, Ted Allen highlights the innovations that Dave Arnold and chefs such as Wylie Dufresne (CA '93) have brought to the culinary world. For the food techie, Doctor Delicious conjures up images of new culinary heights.