As part of our continued celebration of Black History on the Hofstra campus, students gathered in the back of the cafeteria on Wednesday, February 21 to sample the culinary delights of celebrity chef Cary Neff through a program cosponsored by Lackmann Culinary Services and The Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs.
Star chef Cary Neff discovered cooking at age 16, and with unfailing family support and a strong work ethic, he trained in classical French cooking at Chicago's venerable Washburne Trade School. From there he earned prestigious positions as Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef at some of Chicago’s most respected establishments, including the Ritz Carlton, The Four Seasons Hotel and the Park Hyatt Hotel.
Hofstra’s own Chef Kevin prepared one of Chef Cary’s delightful recipes “Orecchiette Pasta with broccolini, mushroom, artichokes, roasted red pepper and basil pesto.” Students eagerly look on as Chef Kevin cooked this signature dish which took under 20 minutes to prepare. The program ended with students in attendance sampling the recipe. I had the opportunity to try this recipe and I must say it was flavorful and delicious. This program was definitely a “treat” to our wonderful calendar of events for Black History Month.
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