From The Executive Chef:
Greetings everyone, and happy October! I hope the season is treating you well. This is about the time of year where business in The Valley is ramping-up again, and all the cooks and chefs out there have plenty to keep them busy!
A quick recap of the Glenn Humphrey Memorial Fun-run and the ACI friends and family day: what a wonderful success! I definitely had a blast, and it seemed like everyone there did as well. There were about 50 total participants running or walking, and about another 50 people that showed up for the fun. It made me smile to see spouses, families, kids, dogs, and friends on the ACI campus enjoying themselves, raising money for a good cause, eating, talking, touring the school, and remembering an amazing Chef. The event had such a great feeling of community and family. I’m already excited for next year. I want to say a big “Thank you” to everyone that came out to support us.
I can’t believe how fast 2016 is cruising by…Halloween, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Holiday break are all closing in quickly. We have one more open house this year on Saturday, December 17th. We will be hosting our annual Bake Sale, and we’ll have another Veteran Culinary Bootcamp as well. If you’d like to volunteer to help with the Bootcamp or the Bake Sale, contact the school for details. The proceeds from our Bake Sale go to support the No Kid Hungry Foundation, so we hope you’ll stop by the stock up on goodies for the holidays AND support a good cause at the same time!
To wrap up I just want to say that I feel like I am seeing a lot of our graduates doing great things out there. I am seeing people all over the place, doing all sorts of neat things both professionally and personally. Also, don’t feel bashful about calling the school and keeping us up to date with what you’ve been up to…we love to hear about you and your accomplishments! Even though I don’t get to teach every student that comes through ACI, I still feel proud to see our students out there succeeding in any aspect of life. Keep it up everybody. We are proud of you.
Chef Christopher Wolf, CCC, CCE, CSW, CPI
Executive Chef, Arizona Culinary Institute