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By Rochelle Segobia | August 11, 2009
Newport Beach resident Yvon Goetz, Executive Chef and Partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, will lead three of Orange County’s most talented and highly decorated chefs in creating a six-course dinner to help five aspiring chefs earn their Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. The inaugural “Orange County Celebrity Chefs Culinary Arts Scholarship” fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar located at The District in Tustin.
NEWS
March 23, 2002
Orange Coast College is making nearly $30,000 in scholarship funds available to graduating high school seniors who are interested in attending the college next year. The scholarships for the upcoming school year are valued from $400 to $500 each. The four types of scholarships include Emerging Leader Scholarships for students who have exhibited leadership skills in school or the community and who have grade-point averages of 2.0 or higher; Academic Excellence Scholarships for students with grade-point averages at 3.0 or above; Prospective Teachers Scholarships for students planning to enter the teaching profession; and the R.W. Smith Culinary Arts Scholarship for students planning to major in culinary arts.
NEWS
January 27, 2004
UCI dean named Lawrence president UC Irvine professor Jill Beck will be Lawrence University's first woman president. Beck, 54, will start at the 158-year-old Appleton, Wis. university in July. She served as UCI's arts dean from 1995 to 2003 and founded two arts organizations during her tenure -- ArtsBridge America and the daVinci Center for Learning Through the Arts. Beck has written broadly on issues of arts education. She was awarded the 2002 UCI Medal, the university's highest honor, and the Orange County Department of Education honored Beck with its outstanding Contributions to Education Award.
NEWS
February 4, 2004
Abbe Rich is Orange Coast College's new pastry chef. Rich runs the college bakery, which is in the Student Center cafeteria. She has an associates degree in culinary arts and a pair of certificates in culinary arts and advanced culinary arts ... Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen E. Rodriguez, a 2000 graduate of Estancia High School, and his fellow sailors welcomed Maj. Gen. Graham Lamb aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise...
NEWS
May 10, 2013
More than 300 students shared $382,000 in scholarships handed out this week at Orange Coast College's 55th Honors Night. The campus distributed 438 separate awards to 320 students in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The scholarships came from donations from citizens, civic groups, faculty and staff, and other community members, according to a news release from the college. OCC's Associated Students sponsored the event, and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program catered. More information about donating for scholarships is available at the OCC Foundation's website . — Jeremiah Dobruck Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck
NEWS
January 12, 2005
Costa Mesa resident James F. Normandin was named president of the Memorial Medical Foundation. The foundation supports Long Beach Memorial and Miller Children's hospitals. Normandin, who has been the executive vice president of the foundation for 20 years, took over his new post on Jan. 1. ... Lowell Petrie of Newport Beach was named vice president of marketing for Mimi's Cafe, the Tustin-based restaurant chain. Petrie's most recent position was vice president of marketing for Ruby's Diner.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — A graduate of Orange Coast College's culinary arts program won first place this week in a contest in which four top chefs went up against one another to see who could create an all-chocolate vehicle that actually moved. Award-winning Las Vegas pastry chef Chris Hanmer, a former resident of Costa Mesa, won $10,000 — not to mention a shot at fame on the TV screen. You can check it out on the Food Network at 6 p.m. Saturday. The contest, dubbed the Food Network Runaway Chocolate Challenge, will also air at 7 p.m. Sunday.
NEWS
March 12, 2005
Erica Shen In a cozy kitchen tucked behind the student center cafeteria at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, students gather for career training slightly different from the usual college fare. This is a classroom saturated with the smell of fried onions and baked ham, where course lectures are punctuated with knives chopping and pots clanging. Dressed in checkered pants, white jackets and high chef's hats, the students of OCC's culinary arts program took out their tools during a class session and began to experiment with the day's menu.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | November 13, 2010
For those who aren't sure how hot that serrano chili pepper is once it hits the soup, remember this: The seeds aren't what make the pepper hot; that's been a misnomer for years. What gives the pepper its heat are the veins inside it — at the base, not the tip. So if you don't want whatever it is you're cooking to be too hot, just cut a small vein out of the tip and you'll be OK. As for pomegranate, if you want to look cool around school, just buy a few pieces of fruit at the grocery store, roll them around on a hard counter top to "juicen them up," then stick straws in the top of them.
NEWS
January 26, 2003
Debbie L. Sklar Marco Colin, the executive chef at The Oasis Dining & Dancing in Irvine, doesn't have to worry much about competing with too many cooks in his kitchen. This 45-year-old chef, who lives resides in Costa Mesa, oversees the kitchen at this popular hot spot and he couldn't be happier. In fact, he's been working as a chef for almost as long as he can recall. Born in Mexico, he left when he was 17 years old and headed to the United States.
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By B.W. Cook | May 15, 2013
It is the Oscar celebration for the culinary world. Known as the Friends of James Beard Benefit Dinner, an annual tribute to the culinary arts named for the late famous American chef was presented May 1 in Costa Mesa at the incomparable AnQi by Crustacean. Some 170 guests came together under the auspices of Master Chef Helene An and her daughter, the indefatigable Elizabeth An , to experience a once-in-a-lifetime six-course menu created by international culinary star and guest chef for the evening Daniel Rose . For those in the know, Rose, an American-born son of the great city of Chicago, is today considered the toast of Paris as owner of the wildly popular Spring Restaurant.
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NEWS
May 10, 2013
More than 300 students shared $382,000 in scholarships handed out this week at Orange Coast College's 55th Honors Night. The campus distributed 438 separate awards to 320 students in the Robert B. Moore Theatre. The scholarships came from donations from citizens, civic groups, faculty and staff, and other community members, according to a news release from the college. OCC's Associated Students sponsored the event, and the Culinary Arts and Hospitality program catered. More information about donating for scholarships is available at the OCC Foundation's website . — Jeremiah Dobruck Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck
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By Annie Kim | May 2, 2013
The owners of a small but growing catering business packed their truck full of Costco produce and headed toward a commercial kitchen space rental in Laguna Beach. The goal: to prepare 200 dinners. But once they got to the space, Newport Beach residents Shelby Coffman and Christie Frazier found the doors padlocked. The owner, who was in Las Vegas, had forgotten to leave a key. "All we were to them was additional income," Coffman said of that day three years ago. "We told ourselves, 'never again.' There had to be a simpler way to do this.
NEWS
By Mike Reicher | December 8, 2011
Newport Harbor senior Crystal Morales' life changed dramatically Tuesday as she was walking home from school. Just last week, Morales wrapped up an intense project as an editor and actor in a short student film. On Tuesday, the shy and creative teen was critically injured in a suspected DUI crash. The 17-year-old is scheduled to graduate this spring and possibly enroll in Orange Coast College culinary classes or in film courses, said her mother, Gloria Morales. Speaking from Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, where Crystal is in a medically induced coma, Gloria's voice breaks up as she talks about her daughter.
NEWS
By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | April 12, 2011
COSTA MESA — Newport Harbor High School's culinary arts students will represent California at the nationals later this month after winning a state competition. On April 7, Newport Harbor's culinary and management teams each took first-place finishes at the California ProStart Competition at Cal Poly Pomona's Collins College of Hospitality Management. "When they announced that our culinary team had won state, we were just ridiculously excited," said senior Luke Fischer, 18. "It was unbelievable how happy we were.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan, tom.ragan@latimes.com | November 13, 2010
For those who aren't sure how hot that serrano chili pepper is once it hits the soup, remember this: The seeds aren't what make the pepper hot; that's been a misnomer for years. What gives the pepper its heat are the veins inside it — at the base, not the tip. So if you don't want whatever it is you're cooking to be too hot, just cut a small vein out of the tip and you'll be OK. As for pomegranate, if you want to look cool around school, just buy a few pieces of fruit at the grocery store, roll them around on a hard counter top to "juicen them up," then stick straws in the top of them.
NEWS
September 3, 2010
COSTA MESA — A graduate of Orange Coast College's culinary arts program won first place this week in a contest in which four top chefs went up against one another to see who could create an all-chocolate vehicle that actually moved. Award-winning Las Vegas pastry chef Chris Hanmer, a former resident of Costa Mesa, won $10,000 — not to mention a shot at fame on the TV screen. You can check it out on the Food Network at 6 p.m. Saturday. The contest, dubbed the Food Network Runaway Chocolate Challenge, will also air at 7 p.m. Sunday.
LOCAL
By Rochelle Segobia | August 11, 2009
Newport Beach resident Yvon Goetz, Executive Chef and Partner at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, will lead three of Orange County’s most talented and highly decorated chefs in creating a six-course dinner to help five aspiring chefs earn their Associates Degree in Culinary Arts at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. The inaugural “Orange County Celebrity Chefs Culinary Arts Scholarship” fundraiser will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23 at The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar located at The District in Tustin.
FEATURES
By B.W. COOK | May 1, 2008
“It is rare to produce a dinner of this quality today because the world does not have the chefs,” offered hotelier Henry Schielein , standing before a grand banquet table surrounded by men in tuxedos in the Grill Room of his domain, the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. Schielein and the resort hosted the spring 2008 formal dinner of the Escoffier Society of Southern California. Ironically, his guests were many of the great chefs of the region, including Frederick Castan , Bruno Massuger and Fred Mensinga . These gentlemen and many of the others in attendance devote their daily lives to culinary excellence.
NEWS
By Amanda Pennington | March 18, 2007
SANTA ANA — When Corona del Mar High School senior Scott Buchert was little, he used to whip up a batch of pancakes for his family all the time. He parlayed those pancakes into $1,000 scholarship Saturday, when Buchert, 18, was a semifinalist at the Art Institute of California Orange County's scholarship cook-off. Buchert was one of 10 semi-finalists to win the $1,000 scholarship and to prepare pre-selected dishes at the school, which is on the border of Santa Ana and Costa Mesa.
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