Show 169, April 30, 2016: Culinary Arts Department, Los Angeles Trade Technical College

Steve KasmarFor 90 years the respected culinary program at Los Angeles Trade Tech College in Downtown Los Angeles has provided practical, affordable culinary training at an incredible value! They do wonders with limited resources.

On May 14th Trade Tech’s culinary program is hosting a festive evening which benefits scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program of L.A. Trade Technical College. Culinary Arts Program Chair, Chef Steven Kasmar and Chefs’ Toys Mike Krepistman (Steering Committee Board) join us with the appetizing 411.

Individual tickets are available for $95 which includes admission, food, a bag of casino chips, and two drink tickets. Your support goes a long way toward helping Trade Tech’s hard-working and motivated students afford the valuable education they receive at bargain fees at Trade Tech.

Chef Steve Kasmar also directs the busy catering operation at Trade Tech run by students. They regularly cook for dignitaries including the current Mayor of Los Angeles. On the menu for May 14th are duck confit tacos, lamb shank ravioli, and vegan chili. Also, an assortment of standout sweet goodies from the highly regarded baking and pastry department.

The evening will also honor S.E. Rykoff & Co., the legendary L.A.- based restaurant and foodservice supplier. They were acquired by what is now US Foodservice a number of years ago but they were a local landmark for 50 years. Their fondly-remembered slogan on the highly visible truck fleet was the memorable : “Enjoy life – eat out more often.”