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Culinary students share their heat with Chefs on Fire
DALLAS – The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is bringing the heat to the Third Annual Chefs on Fire event. The Sunday, April 29 community block party hosted by The Texas Chefs Association and area firefighters will take place right outside the college’s campus doors at The Shops at Park Lane (corner of Central Expressway I-75 and Park Lane, Dallas).
Chef Brenden Mesch of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas and Chef Robert Gillentine, executive Chef of the Medical City Dallas, serve as the event chairs. Associate of Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts 2003 graduate of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas, Chef Gillentine called on former instructor Chef Mesch to produce this year’s Chefs on Fire.
“As a professional chef and volunteer fireman, the event is really a fusion of Chef Gillentine’s two passions,” said Mesch. “He was in one of my first culinary classes at The Art Institute of Dallas and years later he has somehow convinced me to get involved in this event – now I’m stuck!” jokes the experienced instructor.
Chef participants, including The Art Institute of Dallas’ chef instructors, Culinary Arts and Culinary Management students, will team up with one firefighter to compete in the day long Chefs on Fire grilling competition. Cook-offs will take place throughout the day, culminating with the championship round judged by area chefs and instructors from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas. The Texas Chefs Association will award the winning team $1000.
More than five instructors and 40 student volunteers from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas worked the Second Annual Chefs on Fire event to help raise more than $7,500 for the Parkland Regional Burn Center. This year’s event will feature six live bands, 15 food trucks, concession from area establishments, fire safety and education, as well as fire truck and helicopter tours in hopes of drawing in more donations for the Burn Center. More than 3,000 attendees are expected and the goal is to surpass last year’s fundraising mark. Click here to donate to the one of the Chefs on Fire teams and here to learn more about the Chefs on Fire event.
For more information about the event, please contact Yasmin Hosseinzadeh at 415.565.9948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE ART INSTITUTE OF DALLAS
The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 45 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.
ABOUT THE TEXAS CHEFS ASSOCIATION
“It is our mission to promote the culinary profession and make a positive impact for culinarians through education and certification; while creating a bond of respect and integrity among culinarians in Texas.”
ABOUT THE PARKLAND REGIONAL BURN CENTER
The burn center, established in 1962, is the second largest in the United States, providing care that is modeled around the world. The acute care and intensive care units are recognized internationally for providing a source of surgical expertise and rehabilitation to burn survivors of all ages.