Emeril’s Orlando Chef Bernard Carmouche To Be Honored At BCA Black Tie Gala
New York - Chef Bernard Carmouche, culinary director to Emeril Lagasse’s three Florida restaurants, will be honored at the upcoming “18th Annual Cultural Awareness Salute Dinner” to be held in New York City on Saturday, March 12th, 2011. This black-tie gala celebrates contributions made by people of color in the culinary and hospitality industry and showcases the talents of students from top culinary and hospitality schools.
Now in its 18th year, the BCA’s Cultural Awareness Salute honors the achievements of people of color in the hospitality and culinary business, provides a space for industry networking and dialogue about the advancement of diversity, and gives culinary students from around the country the opportunity to cook alongside nationally renowned chefs Season Six Top Chef Ron Duprat, , Sodexo Executive Chef Tim Pitts, Restaurant Associates-Compass-Compass Chefs Marc Payeros and Rolando Rivera and BCA Chef de Cuisine coordinators.
The gala will begin with a VIP and cocktail reception, followed by a multi-course dinner, Viennese reception, and dancing and entertainment throughout the night. The gala dinner will give a taste of the future of the industry with four courses and wine pairings prepared by students from Johnson & Wales University, South Bronx Job Corps Academy, Prince George Community College, Cordon Bleu Dallas, the Culinary Program at Brooklyn Job Corps Academy, Hudson County Community College, Foodservice Training Academy of NJ, Star Academy of NY, William Grady High School, Culinary Training Institute, Newark Vocational High School, the Academy of Vocational Careers, the University of Northern Texas, and the Culinary Institute of America. “Students from different schools and different backgrounds come together in the same kitchen and cook in a non-competitive environment,” says Alex Askew, President of BCA. “Those of us who attend are honored to witness the promise of future leaders and work together towards a more diverse industry.”
Tickets for the BCA’s 18th Cultural Awareness Salute are $200 per person ($300 per person for the VIP reception) and are available by contacting BCA at (212) 643-6570 or via online ticketing at the BCA website: www.bcaglobal.org.