Hello ACI family and friends! Believe it or not, I don’t have a whole lot of updates this month, so this installment of the newsletter should be short and sweet.
Our next Open House is coming up this weekend. I’ll be teaching my Molecular Gastronomy class. As of today, there are still one or two spaces remaining, so if you haven’t taken the class before, call the school and get in while you can. I believe we’ll also be preparing some Beef Brisket for folks to snack on, so whether or not you want to take the Molecular class, stop by anyway to say “hello” and to eat some Barbeque!
duJour is open for dinner again! We are serving dinner with our PM class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from now until June 7th. I always feel like this is a great opportunity for students and graduates to use their lifetime 50% off discount in duJour. Call the school to make a reservation, then join us for the best-priced-4-course-meal in the Valley.
Lastly, I wanted to mention that we just had our first Advisory Board Meeting of 2018. As usual, it was a great meeting. We were lucky to be joined by 10 amazing Chefs/Managers from around the Valley, all offering their opinions on the school, our graduates, and the current state of the hospitality industry. We discussed many great topics, but one thing was made abundantly clear: it is REALLY hard for restaurants to find good help these days. There are tons of positions available, and not nearly enough qualified hands to fill them. What does this mean for you? This means that the need for trained, hardworking, culinary professionals has never been greater. You are in high demand! This is your chance to shine my friends. There’s plenty of work out there, so if you’re struggling to find a job, just give us a call. We can certainly point you in the right direction.
That’s all for now folks. Until next month, take care!
Chef Christopher Wolf, ccc, cce, csw, cpi