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'Recipe for Success' on Nov. 3 will raise funds for hospitality program

Updated: Thursday, October 3 2013, 05:39 PM EDT
CINCINNATI (WKRC) -- Culinary students, mentored by some of the top chefs in Greater Cincinnati, will square off Nov. 3 at Horseshoe Cincinnati during an event to raise scholarship funds for a unique training program.

Proceeds from the "Recipe for Success" event will be earmarked to help support the Hospitality Academy of Cincinnati, a partnership between the Freestore Foodbank and Cincinnati State. The Academy, launched in 2012, helps urban, disadvantaged students improve job-readiness skills, prepare for careers in the culinary industry or enroll in an academic pathway.

The Nov. 3 “Recipe for Success” event at Horseshoe Cincinnati will feature:
•    A cooking competition with culinary students and local chefs using a mystery basket of ingredients. Local chefs will coach/mentor student chefs.
•    Culinary demonstrations with chocolate, sugar/dessert and ice carving
•    Interactive tasting stations from 20 of the area’s finest restaurants
•    Wine & spirits

“The mission of the Hospitality Academy of Cincinnati is to provide students the education and training they need to enter the hospitality industry,” said Kevin Kline, general manager of Horseshoe Cincinnati and the event’s honored guest. “It is a great initiative and one we are proud to support as a hospitality industry leader in our community.”

Among the restaurants participating in the Nov. 3 event are Anchor; Carlo & Johnny; Cincinnati COOKS! Catering, a Freestore Foodbank Enterprise; Daveed’s Catering; Enoteca Emilia; Grandview Tavern & Grill; Jean Robert’s Table; JTM; Nicholson’s; The Summit Restaurant at the Midwest Culinary Institute; and Zula.

Participating Chef/Mentors include Greg J. Grisanti , Frisch’s; Martin Johnson, JTM Food Group; Jeffrey Ponder, Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati; Michael Schubert, Kroger; Brian Brinkman, Sysco Cincinnati; Danny Bungenstock, Midwest Culinary Institute; and Marcus Hazel, Freestore Foodbank.

The event will run from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Emcees are Marilyn Harris, a radio personality and author; and Chef Robert LaFond with the JTM Food Group.

Celebrity judges include Cincinnati State President O’dell M. Owens and Julie Gosdin, author of the “Wine Me, Dine Me” culinary blog.

Sponsors include Horseshoe Cincinnati, JTM Food Group, Sysco, Pearson, Kroger, Frisch’s, Turner and UC Health.

Tickets for the event will be priced as follows:
•    VIP: $250
•    General Admission: $100
•    Young Professionals: $50
Sponsorship opportunities are available from $15,000 to $1,000. Contact Dawn Perrin, (513) 569-1707 or .

For more information and to RSVP, please visit . Information about the event will also be available through social media. Look for #recipe4success .

Information from Cincinnati State
'Recipe for Success' on Nov. 3 will raise funds for hospitality program

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