The recipients of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Awards of Excellence were announced on Saturday, April 24 during the 26th annual conference of the IACP in Baltimore, Maryland at the Baltimore Convention Center.The award for outstanding Vocational Cooking School was given to The New England Culinary Institute (NECI), located in Montpelier, Vermont, an IACP-member cooking school that provides a superior educational experience for students pursuing a career in the culinary industry. NECI offers an AOS in Culinary Arts, AOS in Food and Beverage Management, AOS in Baking and Pastry, BA in Food and Beverage Management and Certificate Programs in both Baking and Pastry and Basic Cooking.New England Culinary Institute has been training future chefs and food and beverage professionals since 1980. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding education the schools provides, including one of the smallest student to teacher ratios in the industry. In addition, students learn their skills in eleven food service operations, including bakeries, popular priced restaurants, fine dining restaurants cafeteria and catering. Students spend 75% of their time working with chefs to produce meals for paying customers.The NECI educational model is ‘standards based” which means students are not graded on their culinary skills or knowledge, but rather they have to meet or exceed a standard of competency in each and every skill. This ensures that they leave for their internship with a strong culinary competence and understanding.Alton Brown, ’97 graduate of NECI and creator of Good Eats on the Food Network, says, “ With an education from NECI, you have the benefits of both the ‘real world’ education and NECI’s strong reputation in the industry. You are prepared to follow your dreams.”Founded in 1978, the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has approximately 4,000 members worldwide, representing a “who’s who” in the world of food and include cooking teachers and cooking school owners; caterers, chefs and restaurateurs; food writers and cookbook authors; editors and publishers of the world’s consumer and trade press; food stylists and photographers; vintners; television personalities; recipe developers and many others with a special interest in the culinary arts. This unique, diverse membership sets trends, shapes opinion and influences buying habits of millions of consumers.
Ghana will be pushing for a win which will keep their qualifying chances for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals alive when they face Sudan on Friday.An away win at the Al-Merreikh Stadium in Omdurman would possibly alter the log in Group D for some hours ahead of the other fixture between leaders, Zambia and Lesotho on Saturday.Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has been concentrating on how to plot a win for Ghana and he has a fully fit squad to pick from ahead of Friday’s crucial game.“Football unites everyone in Ghana and that urges us on. We will do our possible best to win all the games ahead of us to reach the World Cup finals,” Appiah said on Wednesday before Ghana departed for Sudan.“We have to go far and will not disappoint the nation.”The Black Stars before their reverse fixture with Sudan – which they won 4-0 – in Kumasi back in March of this year were three points behind the top but will go into Friday’s match just one point adrift the leaders. Asamoah Gyan says he is confident Ghana can overcome the Nile Crocodiles in Omdurman and wants his team mates to seize the moment.“We have been getting lots of encouragement and support from Ghanaians ahead of key matches like Friday’s game against Sudan,” Gyan said.“In football players need inspiration and efforts like this inspires us the players a lot.“The most important thing for us are the two matches we will play over the next few days. I want to assure Ghanaians that we will get the victory needed.”The Black Stars, chasing a third consecutive appearance at the World Cup finals are just one point adrift Zambia with the side that finishes top, advancing to next round.
Even those golfers who couldn’t sniff a first-place finish stood to make decent money this week — so long as they made the cut — with the clear-cut last-place finisher making nearly $20,000.Below is the full breakdown of the 2020 PGA Championship purse, including winner’s share and how it compares to previous years and majors.MORE: SN’s PGA Championship leaderboard PGA Championship purse 2020The purse at the 2020 PGA Championship is $11 million, the same as each of the last two seasons.How much money does the winner get?The first-place finisher at this week’s tournament, Collin Morikawa, made $1.98 million. For context on just how much the winner’s share has increased in recent years: When Tiger Woods won the 2000 PGA Championship, he took home $900,000. PGA Championship payouts(Source: PGATour.com; — denotes same winnings as previous entry)GolferPlacePayoutCollin Morikawa1$1.98 millionDustin JohnsonT-2$968,000Paul CaseyT-2—Matthew WolffT-4$404,350Jason DayT-4—Bryson DeChambeauT-4—Tony FinauT-4—Scottie SchefflerT-4—Justin Rose9$295,600Xander SchauffeleT-10$252,123Joel DahmenT-10—Cameron ChampT-10—Patrick ReedT-13$192,208Jon RahmT-13—Si Woo KimT-13—Daniel BergerT-13—Brendon ToddT-17$156,500Haotong LiT-17—Harris EnglishT-19$134,000Kevin KisnerT-19—Lanto GriffinT-19—Byeong Hun AnT-22$94,571Brendan SteeleT-22—Alex NorenT-22—Adam ScottT-22—Victor PerezT-22—Ian PoulterT-22—Hideki MatsuyamaT-22—Doc RedmanT-29$69,500Harold Varner IIIT-29—Tommy FleetwoodT-29—Brooks KoepkaT-29—Viktor HovlandT-33$57,500Louis OosthuizenT-33—Rory McIlroyT-33—Dylan FrittelliT-33—Tiger WoodsT-37$45,000Russell HenleyT-37—Bud CauleyT-37—Nate LashleyT-37—Justin ThomasT-37—Webb SimpsonT-37—Ryan PalmerT-43$31,594Billy HorschelT-43—Abraham AncerT-43—Cameron SmithT-43—Keith MitchellT-43—Patrick CantlayT-43—Bernd WiesbergerT-43—Mike Lorenzo-VeraT-43—Eric van RooyenT-51$25,500Adam LongT-51—Joost LuitenT-51—Luke ListT-51—Mark HubbardT-51—Brandt SnedekerT-51—Kurt KitayamaT-51—Kevin StreelmanT-58$20,000Gary WoodlandT-58—Tom HogeT-58—Brian HarmanT-58—Mackenzie HughesT-58—Denny McCarthyT-58—Adam HadwinT-58—Charl SchhwartzelT-58—Robert MacIntyreT-66$20,400Rory SabbatiniT-66—Sepp StrakaT-66—Emiliano GrilloT-66—Shane LowryT-66—Jordan SpiethT-71$19,350Danny LeeT-71—Bubba WatsonT-71—Phil MickelsonT-71—Chez ReavieT-75$19,050J.T. PostonT-75—Matt WallaceT-77$18,850Jim HermanT-77—Sung Kang79$18,700What are the payouts for golf’s other majors?Masters 2019GolferPlacePayoutTiger Woods1$2.07 millionDustin JohnsonT-2$858,667Xander SchauffeleT-2—Brooks KoepkaT-2—Webb SimpsonT-5$403,938Jason DayT-5—Tony FinauT-5—Francesco MolinariT-5—Jon RahmT-9$310,500Patrick CantlayT-9—Rickie FowlerT-9—Bubba WatsonT-12$225,400Justin ThomasT-12—Justin HardingT-12—Matt KucharT-12—Ian PoulterT-12—Aaron Wise17$184,000Patton KizzireT-18$161,000Phil MickelsonT-18—Adam ScottT-18—Si-Woo KimT-21$107,956Matthew FitzpatrickT-21—Kyle StanleyT-21—Kevin KisnerT-21—Rory McIlroyT-21—Jordan SpiethT-21—Lucas BjerregaardT-21—Thorbjorn OlesenT-21—Charley HoffmanT-29$78,200Bryson DeChambeauT-29—Louis OosthuizenT-29—Viktor Hovland (a)T-32$68,042Hideki MatsuyamaT-32—Gary WoodlandT-32—Charles Howell IIIT-32—Kevin TwayT-36$55,488Henrik StensonT-36—Tommy FleetwoodT-36—Jimmy WalkerT-36—Alvaro Ortiz (a)T-36—Patrick ReedT-36$55,488Rafa Cabrera BelloT-36—Keegan BradleyT-43$44,850Keith MitchellT-43—Haotong LiT-43—Corey ConnersT-46$37,950Kevin NaT-46—Andrew LandryT-46—Kiradech AphibarnratT-49—Marc LeishmanT-49$32,430U.S. Open 2019PlaceGolferPayoutGary Woodland1$2.25 millionBrooks Koepka2$1.35 millionXander SchauffeleT-3$581,872Jon RahmT-3—Chez ReavieT-3—Justin RoseT-3—Adam ScottT-7$367,387Louis OosthuizenT-7—Henrik StensonT-9$288,715Chesson HadleyT-9—Rory McIlroyT-9—Viktor HovlandT-12AmateurMatt FitzpatrickT-12$226,609Matt WallaceT-12—Danny WillettT-12—Webb SimpsonT-16$172,455Francesco MolinariT-16—Byeong Hun AnT-16—Graeme McDowellT-16—Matt KucharT-16—Paul CaseyT-21$117,598Alex PrughT-21—Tiger WoodsT-21—Jason DayT-21—Tyrrell HattonT-21—Hideki MatsuyamaT-21—Patrick CantlayT-21—Sepp StrakaT-28$86,071Shane LowryT-28—Jim FurykT-28—Nate LashleyT-28—Marcus KinhultT-32$72,928Patrick ReedT-32—Billy HorschelT-32—Aaron WiseT-35$57,853Bryson DeChambeauT-35—Collin MorikawaT-35—Martin KaymerT-35—Jason DufnerT-35—Marc LeishmanT-35—Dustin JohnsonT-35—Brandon WuT-35—Andrew PutnamT-43$41,500Rory SabbatiniT-43—Erik Van RooyenT-43—Tom HogeT-43—Rickie FowlerT-43—Nick TaylorT-43—Kevin KisnerT-49$31,385Daniel BergerT-49—Abraham AncerT-49—Phil MickelsonT-52$27,181Charles Howell IIIT-52—Carlos OrtizT-52—Sergio GarciaT-52—Haotong LiT-52—Scott PiercyT-52—Charlie DanielsonT-58$25,350Zach JohnsonT-58—Andy PopeT-58—Adri ArnausT-58—Harris EnglishT-58—Emiliano GrilloT-58—Chandler EatonT-58AmateurJustin WaltersT-65$23,851Kyle StanleyT-65—Brian StuardT-65—Rafa Cabrera BelloT-65—Tommy FleetwoodT-65—Jordan SpiethT-65—Rhys Enoch71$22,977Cameron SmithT-72$22,353Luke DonaldT-72—Clement SordetT-72—Billy Hurley IIIT-72—Bernd Wiesberger76$21,728Brandt Snedeker77$21,478Chip McDaniel78$21,224British Open 2019GolferPlacePayoutShane Lowry1$1.935 millionTommy Fleetwood2$1.12 millionTony Finau3$718,000Lee WestwoodT-4$503,500Brooks KoepkaT-4—Robert MacIntyreT-6$313,000Tyyrell HattonT-6—Danny WillettT-6—Rickie FowlerT-6—Patrick Reed10$223,000Francesco MolinariT-11$171,700Tom LewisT-11—Justin ThomasT-11—Alexander NorenT-11—Jon RahmT-11—Ryan FoxT-16$126,313Lucas BjerregaardT-16—Rory SabbatiniT-16—Sang-hyun ParkT-16—Louis OosthuizenT-20$91,350Stewart CinkT-20—Doc RedmanT-20—Lucas GloverT-20—Erik Van RooyenT-20—Matthew FitzpatrickT-20—Cameron SmithT-20—Henrik StensonT-20—Jordan SpiethT-20—Justin RoseT-20—Kevin KisnerT-30$69,875Webb SimpsonT-30—Kiradech AphibarnratT-32$56,278Jason KokrakT-32—Bernd WiesbergerT-32—Andrew WilsonT-32—Joost LuitenT-32—Ernie ElsT-32—Byeong-Hun AnT-32—Andrew PutnamT-32—Dylan FrittelliT-32—Callum ShinkwinT-41$36,925Kyle StanleyT-41—Benjamin HebertT-41—Inn-choon HwangT-41—Aaron WiseT-41—Patrick CantlayT-41—Justin HardingT-41—Russell KnoxT-41—Xander SchauffeleT-41—Matt KucharT-41—Shubhankar SharmaT-51$28,317Branden GraceT-51—Bubba WatsonT-51—Matt WallaceT-51—Charley HoffmanT-51—Dustin JohnsonT-51—Ashton TurnerT-57$26,467Thorbjorn OlesenT-57—Kevin StreelmanT-57—Paul CaseyT-57—Adam HadwinT-57—Graeme McDowellT-57—Paul WaringT-63$25,800Jim FurykT-63—Mikko KorhonenT-63—Romain LangasqueT-63—Thomas PietersT-67$25,088Yosuke AsajiT-67—Sergio GarciaT-67—J.B. HolmesT-67— Winning continues to be a lucrative affair at the PGA Championship in 2020.This year’s tournament continued to feature an uber-profitable purse, which was of particular interest to Brooks Koepka, winner of the last two PGA Championships. If he had won an unprecedented third straight PGA Championship, then he stood to make nearly $2 million for the third year in a row at the PGA Championship.