For the second consecutive year, Kendall College School of Culinary Arts students took home gold medals as winners of the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) National Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl! The students beat finalist teams from Colorado, Georgia and Pennsylvania at the event, which was held during the 2011 ACF National Convention in Dallas on July 24. The Kendall College team, representing ACF’s Central Region and consisting of Gabriele Ausraite, Robert Baki, Jacob Clara, Paige Rogers and Jacqueline Wallner (captain), competed against teams from schools in ACF’s Northeastern, Southeastern and Western Regions.
The winning team was coached again by Kendall chef-instructor Dina Altieri, CEC, CCE. To prepare for the competition, the students worked hard for months following their win at ACF’s Central Regional Conference in New Orleans in April, and their dedication and commitment to studying and practicing paid off!
The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl—which celebrates its 20th year in 2011—tests the acumen of culinary-arts students via a “Jeopardy”-style subjects grid that includes challenging culinary, baking, nutrition, sanitation and math questions as well as sensory perception.