GETTING OUR JUST DESSERTS—A Sweet Extravaganza Benefiting
Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles
Sherry Yard Hosts Colleagues Duff Goldman, Donald Wressell, Alice Medrich, Evan Kleiman, Carlos Enriquez, Marcel Vigneron, Jet Tila, Ricardo Zarate, Roy Choi, Josiah Citrin
A new sweet extravaganza is coming to town for dessert lovers, GETTING OUR JUST DESSERTS, at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, in Santa Monica, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 17th. Celebrity pastry chefs, confectioners, bakeries, coffee and tea purveyors, and specialty vendors will be serving a seemingly endless array of sweet tastings when they celebrate the culture of desserts and help those in the culinary industry achieve their dreams. Headlining the event will be Sherry Yard, LA’s own superstar Executive Pastry Chef of Spago Beverly Hills, who will be joined by Duff Goldman, Donald Wressell, Alice Medrich, Evan Kleiman, Carlos Enriquez, Marcel Vigneron, Jet Tila, Ricardo Zarate, Roy Choi, and Josiah Citrin, who will be signing his award winning cookbook, In Pursuit of Excellence.
“C-CAP is thrilled to host this inaugural dessert event and to have Pastry Chef Sherry Yard participate. She’s been a mentor and role model for C-CAP students, and is committed to nurturing the next generation of chefs,” says C-CAP LA Director Mitzie Cutler.
Over 30 Pastry Chefs, bakeries, chocolatiers, and specialty vendors will be hosting tasting stations, demonstrations, and classes, and autographing books, including:
This will be the first event of its kind in Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area, combining culinary creativity with culinary classes, tastings, and a “JUST DESSERTS CHALLENGE” which will showcase the skill, ingenuity, and speed of C-CAP graduate chefs who will compete using a mystery basket of mandatory ingredients. Those who attend will have the opportunity to savor variations of delectable desserts and to support C-CAP through purchases of holiday items, celebrity-signed cookbooks, and a Silent Auction.
In addition to the stellar lineup of chefs, C-CAP Los Angeles high school students and alumni will join the cast and crew who will be orchestrating this year’s inaugural event.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Los Angeles program. C-CAP is a pioneer and national leader in providing culinary career opportunities and scholarships to at-risk high school students. As a national nonprofit, C-CAP manages the largest independent culinary scholarship program
in the United States. Since 1990, students across the country have been awarded $37 million in scholarships, and classrooms have received donations of $2.8 million worth of supplies and equipment.
VIP Tickets for early entry (1:00 to 5:00 p.m.) and access to all tastings, demonstrations and classes, admission to “JUST DESSERTS CHALLENGE,” and a gift bag are $100 per person payable in advance ($120 per person payable at the door). General Admission tickets are $50 per person payable in advance ($75 per person payable at the door).
For more information and to purchase tickets for GETTING OUR JUST DESSERTS, contact Gloria Barke, 818-756-1260.
To purchase tickets online: http://ccap-la.brownpapertickets.com
A complete list of participants and schedule are available on our website: http://www.ccapinc.org/locations/los-angeles/2008/08/news-4/
The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions of The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.