Culinary Students Create Hollywood Magic on a Plate

Dinner and a Movie Competition Challenges
Students to Combine Film and Fare Worthy of the Stars

Virginia Beach, VA - The Culinary Institute of Virginia is hosting a student contest called Dinner and a Movie on Friday, February 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at its campus, located at 2428 Almeda Avenue in Norfolk. The competition requires participants to create a presentation buffet designed to serve the cast and crew of a classic Hollywood film. Sponsored by Mercer Cutlery, each team must create its meal using only ingredients from the 'mystery basket' assigned to them.

Because the challenge is not only to produce delicious food, but also display creativity, teams must include props and garnishes that reflect the theme of the movie selected by them.

Celebrity judges - including Food Columnist Patrick Evans-Hylton, Virginian- Pilot food and movie critics Lorraine Eaton and Mal Vincent and Bob-FM DJ Eric Worden - will be given tasting cards that ask them to consider the appearance, presentation, taste, flavor, appropriateness and execution of each table. Judges will also consider how well teams utilized the contents of the basket and adhered to the theme.

Winning teams will receive scholarships toward tuition - $1,000 for first place, $600 for second place and $400 for third place.

For more information, please contact ECPI University Director of Communications David Brandt at 757.213.3613 or dbrandt@ecpi.edu.

About The Culinary Institute of Virginia

Culinary Institute of Virginia, the School of Culinary Arts at ECPI College of Technology, opened for enrollment in fall 2006. Graduates can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in culinary science in less than two years. The curriculum offers a European educational model that combines classroom instruction with hands-on [ Continue Reading... ]

Culinary Institute of Virginia, the School of Culinary Arts at ECPI College of Technology, opened for enrollment in fall 2006. Graduates can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in culinary science in less than two years. The curriculum offers a European educational model that combines classroom instruction with hands-on externships in the community. For information call 757-858-CHEF or visit the Culinary Institute of Virginia

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About ECPI University

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, [ Continue Reading... ]

ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and masters degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI, a private university established in 1966, offers convenient classes during the day, evening, and online; graduate employment services are provided. Continuing education certification classes and testing are also available.

ECPI's fields of study include:

TECHNOLOGY


BUSINESS AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE

HEALTH SCIENCES

CULINARY

(Program field availability varies by campus.) For more information, visit http://www.ecpi.edu

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