RALEIGH, NC, September 25, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Chef's Academy, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, private sector college serving more than 4,000 students worldwide, has announced that it will host a Students Against Hunger event to support the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Chef's Academy's Morrisville campus, located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd. ---
During this family-friendly event, culinary students will prepare a variety of foods including pizzas, pastas, pot stickers and more, while the pastry students will provide 14 different dessert stations from pies to petit fours for guests to sample. Guests are asked to make a $5 donation or donate 5 non-perishable food items at the door, with all donations going to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. The food bank is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for people at risk of hunger in 34 North Carolina counties for 30 years. The food bank serves a network of more than 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults through warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, the Sandhills and Wilmington.
"The Students Against Hunger event is a great opportunity for the community to sample our students' favorite recipes while supporting the fight against hunger in North Carolina," said Chef Jeffrey Bane, North Carolina campus president and national dean for The Chef's Academy. "Our students are proud to showcase their culinary talents while supporting this opportunity to raise funds and collect food donations for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina."
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The Chef's Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 5,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College's 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef's Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef's Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina's Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef's Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college's culinary division provides an environment that fosters students' passion for culinary arts and hospitality, and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef's Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef's Academy, visit http://www.thechefsacademy.com.
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