I want to thank everyone who was at the Graduate Chef Dinner and supported the Culinary Artists Club. This was our biggest one ever, with many also saying the best menu ever. The chefs outdid themselves. And a big thanks to the club secretary, Anita, who organized the entire event. This was the smoothest it has ever run. We raised over $4,000, and only have a few expenses that need to be paid. This will allow us to not only continue with fruit and vegetable carving, but also allow us to purchase some new equipment for the students to use. Once again, thank you to all who attended the dinner, and the chefs and students that helped out
For years we have been the Garde Manger Club, which is The Art of Cold Food, however trying to always explain that, and then spell it for people is always been an issue. And to take thing a step farther, what we do is only a small portion of what Garde Manger is. Something that you may not realize is part of it – Salads, Sandwiches, Buffets, Cured and Smoked meats, pates, anything from the pantry really. To better reflect what and who we are, we have a new name -
The Culinary Artists Club
We are also working with Student Life’s Marketing department to have new logos and posters made. We hope to have them ready by our Graduate Chef Dinner on April 6th for show them. We will also be getting a new domain name for our website, but don’t worry, uagardemanger.com will still work until late Fall. We will keep you updated as we work on this name change along with upcoming events. And don’t forget to make your reservations for our Graduate Chef Dinner ASAP, we only have a little over 20 seats left!
Day one is already over! we are off to a good start even with all the issues that came up in the last month. Due to the difficulty updating the site on the road, please follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/uagardemanger for updates and pictures
We hope everyone is enjoying their holidays and looking forward to the new year. The ice carving team is about to start their competition season with the Downtown Holland, MI Collegiate Invitation Ice Sculpting Competition the first weekend of the new year. Make sure to check out our new and updated calendar of events to find competitions and demos near you that we will be part of!
A frequently asked question we get here is if we sell carvings. We only sell carvings to those close to the club, and to the University of Akron for functions. We have limited space, can not deliver, and are limited by school hours. We can however recommend some of our alumni who have started their own ice carving businesses. In the Akron/Cleveland area we have Aaron Costic and his company Elegant Ice and in the Columbus Area we have Greg Butauski and Rock On Ice. Of they are not in your area, check out http://www.findyouricesculpture.com/ and see who is
The club will be taking a bit of a break over Christmas from public demos so that we can start looking at our competition carvings. We will be starting our season the first weekend of January with the Holland, MI Collegiate Invitational and most likely Watervilet, MI. The second weekend you will be able to find us at lock 3 in Akron, then the weekend after that in downtown Cuyahoga Falls. Finally the last weekend of January is the Collegiate Nationals in Frankenmuth, MI. It is going to be a busy month for the ice carving team