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Culinary Students Work with Celebrity Chef

IUP Academy of Culinary Arts graduate Caleb McNany and externship students Danielle Tenfelde and Daniel Le assisted celebrity chef John Besh at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., on March 5, 2012.

Chef Besh presented “My New Orleans,” a cooking and learning demonstration featuring the fresh flavor of local ingredients at the Ocean Reef Club Cooking School (a series of culinary classes by celebrated chefs held at the Ocean Reef Club).

Chef John BeshNamed by Food & Wine magazine as one of the Top 10 Best New Chefs in America, Chef Besh owns and operates nine restaurants. His flagship restaurant, August, was featured in Gourmet magazine’s “Guide to America’s Best Restaurants” and “America’s Top 50 Restaurants.” He is also the author of two cookbooks, My New Orleans (Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 2009,) and the follow-up cookbook, My Family Table (Andrews McMeel Publishing, November 2011).

From left: Danielle Tenfelde (IUP Culinary Arts student), Chef John Besh, Chef Todd (John Besh Restaurant Group), Caleb McNany (IUP Culinary Arts alumnus), and Daniel Le (IUP Culinary Arts student)

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