WILLIAMSBURG, VA, February 22, 2017 - On February 19th, The College of William & Mary hosted Sodexo's Global Chef Culinary Training Program. The college has been chosen as the host site of the training for the last three years due to it's superior culinary program and the campus' diverse culture. On February 27th and 28th, the William & Mary student body will be offered the unique opportunity to enoy the flavors of Chile, when Chef Nicholás Martinez visits Sadler Center and Commons Dining Hall. Chef Martinez was invited to participate in William & Mary Dining Services' semesterly Global Chef Program, in which an international chef showcases the culinary art of their cultlure. The event provides students with the flavorful and beneficial experience of global food traditions from masters of the trade.They are also provided the opportunity to interact with Chef Martinez one-on-one to get insights into his culture and love for food.
Chef Martinez hails from the Instituto Profesional Diego Portales in Concepción, Chile. With an impressive resume, he bears the title of Technician in Gastronomy and International Pastry. The chef offered numerous Chilean dishes, many of which illustrate Chile's agricultural and culinary staples like corn, potatoes, seafood, and beef. The menu will include:
• Pichanga Platter
• Stewed chicken with cognac, roast carrot, beef stew with mashed potatoes
• Bread pudding with vanilla ice cream
• Salmon Cancato
• Vegan: Corn pie with tofu
• Silver beef, Chilean salad (tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper) and fruit salad
• Beef poor plate
Campus Executive Chef Stephen Losee was quoted saying, "W&M Dining is excited to welcome Global Chef Nicolas Martinez . Chef Martinez's wealth of knowledge and experience with Chilean foods is remarkable. We're honored to have Chef Martinez train our chefs on all of his techniques to ensure we are providing the most authentic dishes for the students. I encourage the whole campus to come experience Chile on a plate!".
The Global Chef Program provides the William & Mary campus with the opportunity to learn and understand different communities and cultures through journeys of taste. Students can look forward to more interesting culinary masterpieces with future Global Chefs hosted by William & Mary Dining Services. Marketing Manager, Melissa Strain, says, "This is one of my favorite events of the year. Not only do you get to eat great food, but you get to meet new interesting people and learn about their culture and way of life. It's also so rewarding to see students connect with the Global Chef's and see that genuine excitement on their faces! Every semester is a new adventure!".
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