One year ago, the first post went up on DICED, the official blog of The Institute of Culinary Education. The first year has seen over 200 postings of many events, demos, and classes, as well as alumni news and other exciting updates here at ICE, including the launch of our fourth career program, Hospitality Management. We’ve seen alumni travel to France, a Chef Instructor launch his own business, the release of Culinary Careers by ICE President Rick Smilow and many, many more exciting changes and developments.
For much of the first year, Kelly Senyei blogged about her experience throughout the Culinary Arts program at ICE in our Life as a Culinary Student series. Since completing the program, she has gone on to become Content Producer of Gourmet’s new iPad app, Gourmet Live. She writes and edits content for Gourmet Live. A preview of some of the content from the app can be seen at the Gourmet Live website.
The past year has also seen the start of Life as a Pastry Student, as ICE Career Services Advisor Deanna Silva decided it was time to indulge her sweet tooth and take the Pastry & Baking Arts program at ICE.
It has been a fun and exciting year. Here’s to many more! Thank you to all our readers for following along and for continuing to check back to see what’s new at ICE. To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway of $100 gift card for ICE’s recreational classes. For your chance to win, just comment on this blog post, post on our Facebook page or @-reply us on Twitter with the best thing you have cooked so far this year. The contest will close November 19, 2010.