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GSC Dining Services Staff Participate in Annual Culinary Classic


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Dustin Crutchfield
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462-6394

GSC's Culinary Classic Team

Glenville State College Culinary Classic team members: Chef Erin White, Michele Powell, and Melody Thompson

GLENVILLE, WV – Three Glenville State College Dining Services employees took part in the 11th Annual Culinary Classic held at Stonewall Resort in Weston (Lewis County), West Virginia on March 7th and 8th. The annual event drew over 200 food fans to the resort to sample the offerings of several local culinary programs, vendors, restaurants, and caterers.

The GSC Dining Services team consisted of Chef Erin White, Melody Thompson, and Michele Powell. Friday evening showcased a ‘dine around’ in which attendees were able to sample foods and beverages from the various booths. GSC’s trio served up lobster bisque with sweet potato biscuits, classic brown beans with cornbread mini muffins, and chocolate topped almond toffee.

“The best part about attending an event like this is networking with other local chefs. It helps us all grow and branch out when we can see what other professionals in the business are doing,” said White. “It’s also great to get to do what we love – feed people.” This year marks her fourth participating in the Culinary Classic.

Closing out the event on Saturday evening, GSC’s group was in charge of preparing, plating, and presenting the dessert course for a multi-course dinner. For that part of the event, diners were treated to a triple chocolate amaretto mousse cup with Swiss meringue garnished with a ginger and almond praline tuile and pomegranate Shiraz syrup.

GSC Chef Erin White at the Culinary Classic

GSC Chef Erin White serves an attendee of the Culinary Classic

“We heard organizers say that this was the most solid and cohesive four course meal that they’ve seen in the 11 years of the event, so to be a part of that was an honor. Michele, Melody, and I all had a great time, and we enjoyed promoting GSC,” said White.

Dining services at Glenville State College are contracted by Aramark’s Higher Education Division. For more information about GSC Dining Services or the employees’ participation in the Culinary Classic, contact (304) 462-4108.

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