Winning Dishes and Scholarships to be Served at NTRF Annual Golf Tournament
Norfolk, VA - In support of Norfolk tourism, thirty five students at ECPI University's School of Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) will match culinary skills to see who can create the best dishes to be served at Norfolk Tourism Research Foundation's (NTRF) upcoming 9th annual golf tournament.
The "Par for the Course" luncheon cook-off is being held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at the CIV Campus, located at 2428 Almeda Avenue in Norfolk. Student teams will split into four different kitchens to prepare their dishes which will be sampled by local hospitality and tourism professionals. Guests, who are also judges, will go from kitchen to kitchen meeting the student competitors, sampling each dish and casting votes for their favorites. A broad range of original culinary creations will be prepared, from traditional empanadas to unique seafood-filled popovers.
Culinary creations from the top three student teams will be served at the NTRF golf tournament banquet being held on Friday, Oct. 26 at Ocean View Golf Course in Norfolk. NTRF will award $2,000 in scholarships to the top three student teams during the awards ceremony that follows the banquet.
Proceeds from the cook-off and golf tournament benefit the foundation, whose mission is to gather research to promote tourism in the City. CIV has been partnering with the NTRF for several years.
"NTRF's work ensures the city has useful and relevant data regarding tourism investment," says Andy Gladstein, Provost at CIV. "CIV supports the NTRF and a strong tourism industry, which helps promote a growing and exceptional dining environment throughout the City."