The Vollrath Company has partnered with Madison Area Technical College to host the annual Madison College Chef Series for the second year in a row.
The program sees nine renowned chefs share their entrepreneurial path to success including the inevitable challenges and obstacles – and what they learned from it.
Christina Wegner, marketing vice president of Vollrath Company, said: “The Madison College Chef Series is an exceptional program that provides great value for the students.
“Part of our company’s mission is to promote the culinary arts and education and we love being able to share the success stories and hard-learned lessons of these prestigious chefs.
“Seeing them use and appreciate the quality and performance of our product in their demos is of course an added perk.”
Bryan Woodhouse, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Madison College, added: “This Series spotlights the success of local and regional culinary professionals, while offering the public an opportunity to learn professional techniques and experience their cuisine.
“We’re thrilled that Vollrath has decided to support the program a second time.”
Kyle Cherek, culinary historian and former host of Emmy Award-winning Public Broadcasting Service television show Wisconsin Foodie, is hosting the program.
The 2019 Chef Series runs through May 2020 and the line-up includes: Christine Cikowski and Joshua Kulp of Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club in Chicago; Michael Twitty, author of the book The Cooking Gene; Yia Vang, founder of Union Hmong Kitchen, a Twin Cities pop up restaurant; Graham Elliot, TV personality and owner of Petite Harvest and Coast; Phillip Foss of EL ideas in Chicago; Zach Engel of Galit in Chicago; Lisa Ludwinski of Sister Pie in Detroit; Gavin Kaysen of Bellecour in Minnesota; and Tony and Cathy Montuano of Spiaggia and Café Spiaggia in Chicago.
Tickets for the event are $35 and available at Eventbrite or on the Madison Area Technical College website.