Events

A Decade of Diamond Chef

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Calling all foodies! Come join fellow food lovers for some fierce competition as seven local chefs compete simultaneously in head-to-head quick-fire challenges to win the title of Diamond Chef Arkansas.

The 2017 Diamond Chef Arkansas
: A Decade of Diamond Chef competition – Arkansas’ premier culinary competition and fundraiser – takes place from 6-9 P.M. this Thursday, April 13th, at Pulaski Technical College
 Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute.

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by UA – Pulaski Tech culinary students and faculty, signature cocktails and culinary experiences throughout the new state-of-the-art Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute all while watching the LIVE culinary showdown. New this year is a kid-friendly competition, Diamond Chef in the Rough – a cupcake decorating competition for up to 12 young chefs who have successfully completed UA – Pulaski Tech’s Youth Chefs Camp.

The seven outstanding chefs who will be competing this year are:


Donnie Ferneau, Jr. – Competing Champion, The 1836 Club


Casey Copeland – The Avenue


Scott Rains – Table 28


Patrick Buchanan – YaYa’s Euro Bistro


Mary Beth Ringgold – Cajuns Wharf, Capers and Copper Grill


Jimmy Carter – Pine Bluff Country Club


Brandon Douglas – Green Leaf Grill

Come join the FUN + FEAST on Thursday to cheer on these talented local chefs and experience the culinary event of the season!

The University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College
 Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management Institute
 is located at 13000 Interstate 30
 Little Rock, AR  72210.

Contact Gemessia Hudson, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations Manager at (501) 812-2771 or ghudson@pulaskitech.edu for more information.

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