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Malone University will host Platinum Chef cooking competition on April 10

March 17, 2014 | Release # 6876

Reigning State Champions – Malone University – will host the 2014 Platinum Chef Intercollegiate Cooking Competition on April 10 from 5 – 8p.m. on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

Malone University students employed by AVI Fresh – the university's dining services provider – will participate in the competition. The Malone team will be selected after a campus-wide Platinum Chef competition will decide which team will advance to the intercollegiate challenge.

Last year's Pioneer Cooks came out on top at the state-wide "cook-off" held at Kenyon College, besting teams from the University of Mount Union, Kenyon College, and Hiram College.

Celebrity Guest Chef will be Chef Steve Schimlor, owner of Crop Bistro in Cleveland, Ohio.

As has become the tradition, the winning team will take home and display the Macheca Trophy which was designed in honor of the late Nick Macheca, a Sous Chef at the University of Mount Union.

The Platinum Chef Contest is a student special event designed as a cooking competition to promote creativity, team work, and an overall good time. This will be Malone's fourth appearance at the annual competition. Each team creates an appetizer, entrée and dessert from a select pantry of food items that include one mystery ingredient. The teams then present their courses to a panel of five judges who judge their culinary creations on creativity, taste, presentation, sanitation, and team work.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014, has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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