Campus Connection - January 19, 2016

Culinary Arts Students Assist with Golden Globe Awards Dinner

*Pictured below are the students assisted last year's Golden Globes

Students helped 2015 Golden Globes

Twenty-four Cerritos College Culinary Arts students get another gold opportunity to prepare meals for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards award dinner held at the Beverly Hilton. Led by Department Chair Chef Michael Pierini and Chef Jesusita Lopez, the students were invited to return from last year’s award ceremony to help prepare food for the main event and five after-parties.

The students worked in a larger and faster setting than their normal campus kitchen. They alsk worked with distinguished chefs, including Executive Chef Troy Thompson and Banquet Chef Chris O'Connell at the Beverly Hilton.

“Last year was our first time working the Golden Globes. Since then, eight students have been hired by Chef Troy as full-time cooks since then,” said Chef Pierini. “We are excited that Chef wants to hire another eight students this year.”

Chef Pierini and Chef Troy Thompson have worked together for many years. Chef Thompson has helped the College's culinary students find jobs at top hotels and restaurants. When Chef Thompson became Executive Chef at the Beverly Hilton in July 2014, he began preparing for the 2015 Golden Globes. Because of their reputation for excellence, Chef Thompson chose Cerritos College students instead of students from private culinary schools, and invited them back this year.

"These 24 students were professional, knowledgeable, proud and respectful," commended Chef Thompson. “Cerritos College has one of the most state-of-the-art culinary programs.”


Campus Connection - January 19, 2016