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12/9 - ICE Alumni in the News!

By: Institute of Culinary Education
December 09, 2016

Kara Schnaidt (Culinary Management '13): ICE alum Kara Schnaidt’s expansion of her cupcake shop Kara Kakes in Franklin Lakes, NJ, with the soon-to-open Kake Studio at Kara Kakes was reported in the Daily Voice. The paper reports that the studio space, which will host kids classes and parties, will be in the same mall as her cupcake boutique. Kara has teamed up with Bella Princess and Chateau Salon to create 10 different party package options. The studio space is expected to open in early- to mid-January.

Zac Young (Pastry Arts ‘06): The ICE alum and pastry director for the Craveable Hospitality Group (formerly know as the David Burke Group) was featured in the Portland Press Herald for his take on the piecaken – “the turducken of desserts.” Zac’s spin on the dessert trifecta has pecan pie on the bottom, pumpkin pie in the middle and apple upside-down cake on top, with layers of cinnamon buttercream in between.

Mary McAuley (Culinary Management ’11): ICE alum and founder & CEO of Ripe Life Wines, Mary McAuley, was recently profiled in Forbes for her boutique craft winery that creates craft wines designed specifically to pair with particular foods. “It’s just supposed to be a different approach to wine,” Mary says. “We have a label with a lobster on it. But the approach doesn’t mean we can’t make a serious wine. Our label and our lifestyle and the whole concept is lighthearted, but that doesn’t mean our approach to wine is.”

Gail Monaghan (Culinary Arts ’91): ICE alum Gail Monaghan, author of “It’s All In the Timing: Plan, Cook, and Serve Great Meals With Confidence,” shared tips on timing your dinners in a recent interview with Trib Live. One of the many skills Gail has come to master is timing the cooking process of multiple dishes so that they all get on the table, hot and ready, at the same time. In addition to writing cookbooks, Gail currently writes a how-to column for the Wall Street Journal and has appeared on ABC’s “The Chew.”

Brian Adornetto (Culinary Arts ‘95): Personal chef, food writer and ICE alum Brian Adornetto was featured in The News & Observer for his popular cooking class series: basic knife skills. Brian teaches students basic cutting and chopping techniques, how to properly hold a knife and how to care for and sharpen your knives.

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