Escoffier Dinner Series, 2016 – Starting this month, Carteret Community College Culinary graduates and three local chefs noted for their fine cuisine will offer a dinner series featuring specially prepared four-course meals. The public can enjoy the dinners while helping local students realize their culinary dreams internationally.
The Escoffier Dinner Series will showcase the talents of Escoffier Chefs Floyd Olmstead of Floyd’s 1921, Charles Park of Beaufort Grocery, and Anthony Garnett of the Coral Bay Club.
The series will include three dinners and one lunch to help support the annual French Exchange Program for Carteret Community College culinary students. For the past several years, outstanding culinary students have traveled to France to work with French chefs in restaurants and other culinary related businesses.
“This event will enable patrons to have a delicious four-course meal while supporting a special educational opportunity for some of our most promising culinary students,” said Shana Olmstead, coordinator of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts program at the college. “It is amazing what the students learn during their trip to France, and they bring back that knowledge and professionalism to Carteret County, where they will be working.”
Join Chef Floyd to Kick Off The Escoffier Dinner Series January 19th
All dinners this year will be held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City beginning January 19th with Chef Floyd Olmstead.
On February 23, Chef Charles Park and the CCC Culinary Interns will host the dinner.
The third dinner will be held March 22nd, featuring Chef Anthony Garnett and the CCC Culinary Interns.
The final meal in the series will be a luncheon on April 14th.
The dinners begin at 6 p.m., and advanced reservations and tickets are required. Tickets for all three dinners are $150 per person. Tickets for each individual dinner are $60 per person. Tickets for the lunch only are $30 per person. Gratuity is included.
To buy tickets before they sell out, contact Carteret Community College Foundation at 252-222-6056 or online at www.carteret.edu .
Chefs Garnett, Olmstead, and Park were inducted into the International Order of the Disciples of Escoffier in 2011 during a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Beaufort Sisters Cities organization that helped bring a delegation of French chefs to Carteret County from the Beaufort Nord region in France.
The Disciples of Escoffier promote and preserve the work of the late Auguste Escoffier, a master of French and international cuisine. The order is the largest worldwide organization of chefs, with more than 12,000 participants in 15 countries including: America, Japan, Russia, China, and France.