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.
Syracuse (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) dropped its matchup with South Florida (3-0, 1-0 American Athletic), 45-20, after leading 17-0 in the first quarter. The Orange struggled to capitalize after scoring two touchdowns and a field goal in that first frame.Here’s what we learned.Orange is the new fast… on defenseSouth Florida just spent 8 minutes 11 seconds to score six touchdowns against Syracuse. That’s an average of about 1 minute 21 seconds of possession per touchdown. And that’s still better than Louisville last week, who averaged 59 seconds per touchdown drive.Dino Babers has somewhat lived up to its billing, but his defense has lived up to a totally different and unwanted reputation. The Orange has been run around the field all season by its FBS opponents. On the season, that means Syracuse’s FBS opponents’ average scoring drive time is 1 minute 9 seconds — not exactly a good number.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA big culprit of short drives has been the big plays Syracuse has been susceptible to.“We had a couple mental breakdowns,” linebacker Zaire Franklin said. “… Those mental breakdowns led to the momentum shifting. It made it a game. By the time we got back on our game, USF had a lot of momentum.”Injuries can cripple SyracuseSyracuse came into Saturday night’s game with four injuries to starters — center Jason Emerich, safeties Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner and cornerback Juwan Dowels — and faced several other injuries during the game.Early against South Florida, wide receiver Ervin Philips came off the field rotating his shoulder, but re-entered the game, Eric Dungey was slow to get up several times, running back Dontae Strickland was slow to get up with what looked like an ankle injury, Colin Byrne came off the field for a short time and safety Daivon Ellison was sent off the field for an apparent injury once.While those players appeared to be OK, several other players left the game for long stretches. Defensive tackle Kayton Samuels appeared to get his ankle rolled under another teammate and only returned to the game for one snap and Omari Palmer was injured and left the game, never coming back in.Altogether, the injuries have depleted an already thin roster. After the team exited the first quarter with a clean bill of health, it struggled mightily for the rest of the game.“We have to find a way to win with the people that we have, with the depth that we have, with the injuries that we have,” Babers said. “No excuses.”Eric Dungey’s stat line won’t be indicative of how he playedJust take a look at his stat line: 350 yards, 66 percent of his passes were completed and he threw two touchdowns. Yes, Dungey had two interceptions, but many Syracuse fans would have taken that stat line last season.This season, that amounted to a disappointing game. Dungey was inaccurate on several short throws and struggled after the first quarter, when he torched USF for 138 yards, both of his touchdowns and completed 77 percent of his passes.“So many times with the quarterback, I know that’s the one everyone can see, but a lot of times his days depend on so many other people,” Babers said. “On the offensive line, we lost our center, there were snaps that were on the ground that he had to handle, wide receivers making sure that they’re doing everything exactly right.“And when you’re standing back there and you’ve got three rushers coming at you, you have to make sure, ‘Is that guy getting blocked? Because this guy was supposed to come over here and block that guy, is that going to happen?”Dungey chalked his struggles up to “execution” in what was easily his worst game of the season. Comments Published on September 17, 2016 at 11:05 pm Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+