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For Immediate Release
July 29, 2014

Suffolk's Culinary Knowledge Bowl Team Second in Nation

The Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl Team placed second in the nation at the American Culinary Federation National Culinary Knowledge Bowl in Kansas City on Sunday July 27.

The competition is based on a student's culinary knowledge in a Jeopardy format. A team had to win the regional competition to qualify. Suffolk students won the Eastern Division. Other regional team winners included Lake Washington College representing the Western Division, Kendall College representing the Northern division and Guilford College representing the Southern Division. Suffolk bested Kendall College to reach the finals and competed against Guilford College. 

Suffolk County Community College President Dr. Shaun McKay commended the team for it's impressive showing. "Congratulations! Suffolk's Culinary Arts Knowledge Bowl Team is an inspiration to us all as they continue to demonstrate the great work, training and education that is taking place in our culinary program," Dr. McKay said. 'The team is an inspiration to us all."

“Clearly the combination of our team’s excellent academic preparation, culinary talents and hard work was hard to miss at this prestigious national competition. Our entire learning community is delighted at their success,”  said  Suffolk County Community College Eastern Campus Executive Dean Dorothy J. Laffin.

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, was founded in 1929 in New York City to promote the professional image of American chefs worldwide through education of culinarians at all levels.

The Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center at Suffolk County Community College is widely recognized as the premier culinary instructional facility on Long Island and features 28,000-square-feet of space, with state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. The Center is  located on Main Street in Riverhead.    

Photo L to R:

Andrea Glick, Team Faculty Advisor, (Riverhead),  Lynn Bohlen (Port Jefferson), Vincent Sperling (Wading River),  Student Team Captain Satoko Matthews (East Patchogue),  Lillian Senior (Farmingville), Team Manager Sherry Mazze (Selden).