Thanks to the generous culinary enthusiasts of Carteret County, four Carteret Community College Culinary graduates were inducted as friends of the International Disciples of Escoffier. During a special presentation at Chef Floyd’s Escoffier Dinner on Tuesday night, Kayla Palmerton, Lindsey Rasfeld, Cinder King, and Christopher Vinson took their oaths.
Chef Floyd is proud to be a part of the esteemed group of Escoffier Chefs, dedicated to promoting and preserving the work of the late Auguste Escoffier, a master of French and international cuisine. Each year, these local chefs, including Chefs Anthony Garnett and Charles Park, work hard to promote education and professional training for chefs and apprentices.
This year, the Escoffier Dinner Series is raising money to send culinary students to France, continuing a great culinary tradition. Palmerton, Rasfeld, King, and Vinson returned last fall from a month-long international experience, traveling to Beaufort’s sister city, Beaufort, France, to work with top French chefs in local restaurants and bakeries. The French chefs were so impressed with the students, they asked this local chapter of Escoffier chefs to induct the culinary graduates.
Chef Floyd hosted the first of three Escoffier Dinners, which sold out, serving 120 guests. Tickets are still available for the remaining two Escoffier Dinners, including those hosted by Beaufort Grocery’s Chef Park and The Coral Bay Club’s Chef Garnett. All three dinners and the luncheon on April 14th are held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. To purchase your own tickets, call (252) 222-6056 or visit www.carteret.edu.
See every delicious course of Chef Floyd’s Escoffier Dinner at the Crystal Coast Civic Center here.
Chef Floyd takes great pride in creating dishes inspired by many culinary styles from across the world. To try one or many of his unique dishes, visit Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant in Morehead City, or consider Chef Floyd’s talented catering team for your next event on the Crystal Coast or beyond.