Wednesday, 20 September 2017


The Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) recognized new methods and breakthroughs in professional foodservice training programs with the 2017 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education at the 13th annual Center for the Advancement of Foodservice Education (CAFÉ) Leadership Conference. 

The International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach—part of South Carolina’s Horry Georgetown Technical College—hosted the award ceremony on June 22, 2017.
Criteria for this year’s IPC Innovation Awards centered on inspiring and teaching students using of social media platforms for class assignments, research, ideation and inspiration, as well as general communication. The awards are open to foodservice instructors in high schools and post-secondary schools nationwide.
“Beginning with the first Leadership Conference, the Idaho Potato Commission has supported innovative teaching techniques at culinary schools. We created IPC sponsorships and scholarships to expand educational and culinary creativity and to generate long-term benefits for both the Idaho® Potato and the foodservice industries,” says Don Odiorne, IPC vice president-foodservice. “Maximizing social media is an important step along the way.”
For interested culinary educators, applications for 2018 Idaho Potato Commission Leadership Innovation Awards for Excellence in Foodservice Education will be posted at in August 2017. 

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