AACC Named Judges’ Choice for Best Gumbo for 4th Time
Monday, February 29, 2016
Posted by: Megan Mann
Team Anne Arundel Also Won Best Booth and 3rd in People’s Choice
Team Anne Arundel from AACC’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute won first place in the Judges’ Choice category; third place in the People’s Choice category; and first place for Best Booth at this year’s Gumbo Fest in early February in Annapolis. This year marks the fourth first-place win in the Judges’ Choice category.
The culinary arts students who competed in the challenge were Michael Santos of Glen Burnie, Carrie Svoboda of Stevensville, Shirley Thomas of Millersville, Heather Tompkins of Severn and Martha Walton of Gibson Island. Coaches for Team Anne Arundel are Chef Louise Nielsen, Chef David Ludwig and Chef John V. Johnson.
Proceeds from the event support the operations of the Light House Homeless Prevention Support Center.
The college’s Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute offers credit degrees and certifications; an Italian Culinary Internship; industry training including Bartender Certification, Certification in Sanitation and Casino Dealer School; professional student clubs; competitive teams; and scholarship opportunities. Noncredit cooking and demonstration courses are available for people who enjoy cooking. For information, go to http://www.aacc.edu/hcat
Team Anne Arundel culinary students stand inside their booth, which was judged the Best Booth at this year’s Gumbo Fest in early February in Annapolis. From left, are Shirley Thomas of Millersville, Michael Santos of Glen Burnie, Martha Walton of Gibson Island, Heather Tompkins of Severn, coach Chef Louise Nielsen and Carrie Svoboda of Stevensville. AACC Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute students won first place in the Judges’ Choice category for the fourth time and third place in the People’s Choice category at this year’s Gumbo Fest. Not pictured are team coaches Chef David Ludwig and Chef John V. Johnson.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 50,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 50 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
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