Culinary Arts School Hosts Scholarship Dinner

On January 27th, a cooking school in Iowa will host a dinner for the 6th consecutive year.

The sixth annual IHCC Culinary Arts Scholarship Dinner is an event where several lucky culinary students will be awarded valuable scholarships.

Students from the Indian Hills Community College culinary arts school will prepare seven of the eight courses that will be served to esteemed guests throughout the evening. Last summer, these students took part in a culinary arts field trip to Spain where they studied the culture’s unique cuisine.

To show off their new talent in the flavors of Spain, the students are preparing for their guests a hearty menu that is expected to feature Spanish influenced meat dishes of filet mignon, seared duck, and lobster. Other meal items will include traditional and fine dining style cuisines made from mozzarella, goat cheeses, grapes, melon, nuts, and more.

According to the Daily Iowegian, Spanish Chef Julian Arranz hailing from Valladolid, Spain will create the final course of the meal – a surprise desert. (Chefs Raul and Julian Allanz are a famous father and son pastry team in Spain.) Chef Arranz is also involved in teaching some of the curriculum at the culinary arts school this semester.

The scholarship dinner kicks off at 6:00 PM on the 27th and dinner tickets can be purchased from the culinary arts school for $75.00.

The culinary arts school at Indian Hills Community College offers advanced culinary training and is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. Culinary students learn their trade in state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, spending half of the day in a real kitchen environment. Students spend 21 months studying to become a chef through specific instruction in food handling and storage, preparation, terminology, menu planning, nutrition, and practical application of skills.