‘A Celebration of Haute Cuisine’ features CMC apprentice chefs

Last year these students of the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute prepared a multi-course meal for the 2015 “A Celebration of Haute Cuisine,” a fundraising dinner held at the Keystone Ranch Restaurant. This year’s four-course dinner will be held Feb. 11, and is sponsored by Vail Resort’s Epic Promise and presented by the CMC Culinary Institute and Keystone Resort, in partnership with Breckenridge Distillery and Broken Compass Brewing. Photo Charles Engelbert

Diners at the Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute’s upcoming benefit dinner will not only enjoy a sumptuous four-course meal while savoring specially selected beverages, they’ll support scholarships for the renowned culinary program’s student apprentices, many of whom have gone on to work at top restaurants. Paired with the courses will be a variety of beverages,… Continue reading ‘A Celebration of Haute Cuisine’ features CMC apprentice chefs

Right Brain: Executive chef Steve Vlass dishes on menu changes at Keystone Ranch

Steve Vlass is in his fourth year as executive chef of Keystone Ranch. He has lived in Summit County for the last 13 years after moving here to attend the culinary program at Colorado Mountain College.

The Summit Daily News Right Brain section profiles creatives in Summit County. CMC Culinary Institute alumni Steve Vlass, currently the executive chef at Keystone Ranch, was featured on December 1, 2015. By Heather Jarvis. The Keystone Ranch debuted a new menu upon opening for the season Friday, Nov. 20. Tweaking the menu to now categorize… Continue reading Right Brain: Executive chef Steve Vlass dishes on menu changes at Keystone Ranch

CMC photography student Rachel Williams wins gold at CPOY

Rachel Williams photo illustration "Disagio" won a gold medal in the 71st annual College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) category. Williams also won a silver and an honorable mention with two additional images in the Illustration category at the annual competition.

This article was published in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Will Grandbois. STUDENT SPOTLIGHT When Colorado Mountain College student Rachel Williams entered 5 photos into the illustration category for the college photographer of the year competition, she didn’t expect to win gold– much less gold, bronze, and an award of excellence. Williams, 20, is a… Continue reading CMC photography student Rachel Williams wins gold at CPOY

Six men successfully complete canoe expedition across North America

This a photo of the Rediscovering North America canoe expedition group sailing across the La Loche Lake the day after their longest paddling day of 18 hours in La Loche, Saskatchewan, Canada.

This article was published in the Steamboat Today. By Audrey Dwyer.  Steamboat Springs — The miles are far behind them and those unrelenting strokes for up to 18 hours a day are a distant memory. Now, eight months, 244 days, 12 states, four provinces, two territories, 11 rivers and roughly 5,230 miles later, the six… Continue reading Six men successfully complete canoe expedition across North America

Rediscover North America Expedition Update: Six Men Successfully Cross North America by Canoe

Success: The crew (and their beards) at the end of the 8-month-long journey.

Two CMC alumni were among the six men who embarked on Rediscover North America canoe expedition back in January, 2015. The team completed their trip on September 2 after paddling 5,230 miles across North America. Canoe & Kayak magazine has been following the team; their final update is reprinted below. In early January, the six-man… Continue reading Rediscover North America Expedition Update: Six Men Successfully Cross North America by Canoe

CHEF OF THE MONTH: ‘Cooking is an act of love’

Chef of the Month for September is Joyce Jean Sedersten, executive chef at Cultivate Café.

This article was published in the Destin Log. A new restaurant opened in March and in a short time has become a local favorite … a little different from the usual Destin fare. “Cultivate Cafe is a vegetarian restaurant with meat options,” Executive Chef Joyce Jean Sedersten told The Log. “We source everything that we… Continue reading CHEF OF THE MONTH: ‘Cooking is an act of love’

Prescribed Spirits’ A.J. Fazendin Distills Craft Gin in Fort Lauderdale

A.J .Fazendin with a batch of his new gin. Photo: A.J Fazendin.

This article appeared in the Broward Palm Beach New Times. By David Minsky. It’s hard to find a craft cocktail with locally made gin in Broward County. It’s even harder for a small-time distiller to make it without boatloads of money. A.J. Fazendin is changing that. By contracting with another distiller, Fazendin is able to… Continue reading Prescribed Spirits’ A.J. Fazendin Distills Craft Gin in Fort Lauderdale

Original CMC students lured back to ‘amazing community’

This article was published in the Glenwood Post Independent. By Caitlin Causey. Two little pieces of Glenwood history have found their way home. John and Cathy Jensen, both Colorado natives, have spent the past few decades living and working in various places around the country and the world — with John doing work at one… Continue reading Original CMC students lured back to ‘amazing community’

Eric Crosby: Leading youth to new heights, challenges

This article was published in the Tyron Daily Bulletin. By Mark Schmerling. When Eric Crosby was growing up in Polk County, hiking and other outdoor activities were not part of his world. However, before graduating from Polk County High School in 2007, he became involved (“very little,” he modestly claimed) with the school’s Outdoor Leadership… Continue reading Eric Crosby: Leading youth to new heights, challenges

Executive chef Jordan Alley takes the helm at Keystone’s Ski Tip Lodge

Courtesy of Keystone Resort Keystone Resort’s Ski Tip Lodge recently introduced Jordan Alley as the establishment’s new executive chef. Alley, a 2009 graduate of Colorado Mountain College and former Ski Tip Lodge sous chef, brings 10 years of

This article was printed in the Summit Daily News. Keystone Resort’s Ski Tip Lodge, named sixth-best restaurant in the country by www.opentable.com, recently introduced Jordan Alley as the establishment’s new executive chef. Alley, a 2009 graduate of Colorado Mountain College and former Ski Tip Lodge sous chef, brings 10 years of culinary experience to his… Continue reading Executive chef Jordan Alley takes the helm at Keystone’s Ski Tip Lodge