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Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan Piles Up the Medals at ACF-Sanctioned Competition

April 27, 2017
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Six ‘Best’ Awards in Field of About 50 Competitors

Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) at Port Huron again showed that its students and faculty members are top competitors. They earned six “Best” awards as well as eight gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the Dorsey Culinary Salon V, March 3-4, in Pontiac. The American Culinary Federation sanctioned the two-day event, which attracted approximately 50 competitors.

Winning students studying culinary arts are:

• Jamie Cook, of Saginaw – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken, Best in Category; gold medal, SW Knife Skills.
• Shawntamean Scruggs, of Pontiac – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Amber Beckem, of Detroit – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Adriel Norman, of Detroit – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Kevondre Sanders, of Pontiac – silver medal, SK Chicken.
• Robert Brooks, of Imlay City – silver medal, SK Chicken.
• Kyle Grace, of Chesterfield – silver medal, SK Lobster.
• Jordan Holly, of Saginaw – gold medal with distinction for a perfect score, Best in Category and Best in Show, SW Knife Skills.
• Hunter Williams, of Lapeer – gold medal, SW Knife Skills.

Two students studying baking and pastry each won a bronze medal and tied for Best in Category for Static Display Wedding Cake. They are:

• Angela Mejia, of Potterville.
• Nadiya Williams, of Royal Oak.

Winning faculty members are:

• Michael Schmidt, chef instructor, of Emmett – gold medal, F3 Mystery Basket, and Best in Category for Mystery Basket.
• Karlee Schulz, faculty member, baking, pastry and culinary arts, of Lexington – silver medal, FP1 Pastry Mystery Basket.
• Jon Strauchman, chef instructor, of Smith’s Creek – silver medal, F3 Mystery Basket.
• Shawn Kraft, culinary receiving steward, of Niagara, New York – bronze medal, F1 Mystery Basket.

Judging was based upon a set standard. The competitors with the highest number of points earned Best in Category and Best in Show awards.

“CIM students and faculty members competed like the professionals they are, and the results speak for themselves,” said Paula Recinella, CHE, CIM Port Huron senior lead instructor and COURSES Restaurant manager. “Their total number of awards is an incredible showing for any team.”

In addition to Paula Recinella, coaches and faculty mentors for the competitors were CIM instructor chefs Scott Twichell and Nicholas Cornfield and CIM Port Huron Dean of Culinary Arts Thomas F. Recinella, CEC®, AAC®, HGT. ACF is an organization for chefs and cooks that promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org .

Baker College offers culinary programs in Port Huron and Muskegon at world-class facilities built specifically for the study of culinary arts. For more information about Baker College culinary programs, contact Dan Kenny in the admissions office at [email protected], 888.262.2442 or 810.985.7000, or visit www.baker.edu .

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Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan Piles Up the Medals at ACF-Sanctioned Competition

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Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan Piles Up the Medals at ACF-Sanctioned Competition

April 27, 2017
zoom

Six ‘Best’ Awards in Field of About 50 Competitors

Baker College’s Culinary Institute of Michigan (CIM) at Port Huron again showed that its students and faculty members are top competitors. They earned six “Best” awards as well as eight gold, five silver and three bronze medals in the Dorsey Culinary Salon V, March 3-4, in Pontiac. The American Culinary Federation sanctioned the two-day event, which attracted approximately 50 competitors.

Winning students studying culinary arts are:

• Jamie Cook, of Saginaw – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken, Best in Category; gold medal, SW Knife Skills.
• Shawntamean Scruggs, of Pontiac – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Amber Beckem, of Detroit – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Adriel Norman, of Detroit – gold medal, SK 1 Chicken.
• Kevondre Sanders, of Pontiac – silver medal, SK Chicken.
• Robert Brooks, of Imlay City – silver medal, SK Chicken.
• Kyle Grace, of Chesterfield – silver medal, SK Lobster.
• Jordan Holly, of Saginaw – gold medal with distinction for a perfect score, Best in Category and Best in Show, SW Knife Skills.
• Hunter Williams, of Lapeer – gold medal, SW Knife Skills.

Two students studying baking and pastry each won a bronze medal and tied for Best in Category for Static Display Wedding Cake. They are:

• Angela Mejia, of Potterville.
• Nadiya Williams, of Royal Oak.

Winning faculty members are:

• Michael Schmidt, chef instructor, of Emmett – gold medal, F3 Mystery Basket, and Best in Category for Mystery Basket.
• Karlee Schulz, faculty member, baking, pastry and culinary arts, of Lexington – silver medal, FP1 Pastry Mystery Basket.
• Jon Strauchman, chef instructor, of Smith’s Creek – silver medal, F3 Mystery Basket.
• Shawn Kraft, culinary receiving steward, of Niagara, New York – bronze medal, F1 Mystery Basket.

Judging was based upon a set standard. The competitors with the highest number of points earned Best in Category and Best in Show awards.

“CIM students and faculty members competed like the professionals they are, and the results speak for themselves,” said Paula Recinella, CHE, CIM Port Huron senior lead instructor and COURSES Restaurant manager. “Their total number of awards is an incredible showing for any team.”

In addition to Paula Recinella, coaches and faculty mentors for the competitors were CIM instructor chefs Scott Twichell and Nicholas Cornfield and CIM Port Huron Dean of Culinary Arts Thomas F. Recinella, CEC®, AAC®, HGT. ACF is an organization for chefs and cooks that promotes the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians. For more information, visit www.acfchefs.org .

Baker College offers culinary programs in Port Huron and Muskegon at world-class facilities built specifically for the study of culinary arts. For more information about Baker College culinary programs, contact Dan Kenny in the admissions office at [email protected], 888.262.2442 or 810.985.7000, or visit www.baker.edu .

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FAQ's

  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • How do online classes work?
    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.
  • Is Baker College Online accredited?
    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan. As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education. All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant. Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:
  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?
    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:
    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips
  • Is Baker accredited?
    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org. Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

     

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in:

    • Business Administration
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.
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