March 21, 2013

Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association Presents Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner, April 14

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to enjoy a unique dining experience featuring an array of culinary dishes by some of the finest chefs and culinary students around the region as the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association local chapter of the American Culinary Federation presents the 35th Annual Scholarship and Awards Dinner on Sunday, April 14.

The event, which begins at 5 p.m. and takes place at the Toledo Club, is being coordinated by professionals and aspiring culinary professionals, including Owens, Penta Career Center, Whitmer Career and Technology Center, and Clay High School Career Technical representatives, within the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association. All proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships presented to students by the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association.

The evening will commence with several hors d’oeuvres prepared by the Toledo Club and the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association student chapter. Dinner will follow and feature one of three pre-ordered entrees for attendees. Entrée selections will include orange and chili scented breast of duck, maple glazed bacon steak and poached lobster, and fava bean puree with a winter vegetable tempura. All entrees will include a seasonal contemporary salad and an assortment of delectable desserts.

In addition, the chefs preparing the various hors d’oeuvres, entrees, salads and desserts will share insight into their masterful selections as part of a presentation during the evening event.

The Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association will also present multiple student scholarships to deserving and aspiring culinary professionals. Other honors being awarded to culinary professionals during the event include Aspiring Culinarian, Chef Professionalism, Friend of the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association, Culinary Educator of the Year and Chef of the Year.

The Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association is comprised of chefs, cooks and aspiring culinarians from Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan who are committed to providing a variety of professional development opportunities and scholarship assistance to food service professionals and culinary students living in the region. Established in 1976 as a charter of the American Culinary Federation, the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association is engaged in a variety of charitable causes, including food preparation projects, education, certifications and scholarships.

The ticket cost is $55 per person or $400 for a table of eight individuals. Reservations are required and must be made by April 8. For additional information, call (567) 661-7317 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7317. Individuals can make a reservation by accessing the Maumee Valley Chefs’ Association website at www.maumeevalleychefs.com.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.