INTERNATIONAL CULINARY SCHOOL DIRECTOR EYAD JOSEPH NAMED CHEF EDUCATOR OF YEAR
Chef Eyad Joseph has been named the Chef Educator of the Year by the Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association. Carl Dameron Photo
(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) The Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association has named Chef Eyad Joseph its Chef Educator of the Year for 2009.
Chef Joseph (CEC, CCE, CCA) academic director of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire was named the Chef Educator of the Year on Sunday, Jan, 11 at the Association’s annual gala at the Riverside Marriott.
“I was very surprised and honored to be selected,” Chef Joseph said. “This award is a wonderful accomplishment.”
Chef Joseph has been with The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire since shortly before it started its culinary arts and culinary management programs in January, 2007. In those two years, the programs have grown from four students and one instructor to 350 students and four instructors. The culinary arts program recently awarded its first degrees.
“The association nominated him because of the effort he has put into developing the programs of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire,” said Chef Gerald Eggers, vice president of the Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association and an instructor at the International Culinary School of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.
“We also are recognizing his efforts in bringing talented new chefs to this area through the school, his community involvement and his advocacy for higher education in the culinary profession.”
“I enjoy what I do and I will continue to grow my program and contribute to the educational aspect of my craft,” Chef Joseph said. Education is what brought me here and I want to show students to push forward and recognize their talents in and out of class. “
Southern California Inland Empire Chefs & Cooks Association is the local affiliate of the American Culinary Federation, an organization formed 80 years ago to promote the image of American chefs throughout the world.
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.
It’s not too late to start working on a culinary degree from The International Culinary School. Courses begin May 18 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.
For more information, or to arrange a tour, call The International Culinary School at (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire.
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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