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CCCCD Professor Named President Of Dallas Chapter Texas Chef's Association

CCCCD Professor Named President Of Dallas Chapter Texas Chef's Association

September 13, 2001-Michael Scott, executive chef of Lakewood Country Club in Dallas and professor of culinary arts at Collin County Community College District, was recently named president of the Dallas Chapter Texas Chefs Association (TCA).

Dedicated to the promotion of the culinary profession and to the education of chefs and future chefs, the TCA boasts more than 600 members. The organization was founded in 1958, in Dallas, Texas, and is a chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), with more than 400 chapters throughout the country.

According to Scott, the Dallas chapter currently has more than 150 members. Scott has been a member of the organization for five years and in that time has served as charity chairman for the Texas Chefs Association Dallas Chapter and most recently as the organization's assistant director. In his two-year term as president, Scott will spend his time overseeing the chapter's education, charity, fund raising, chef certification and building communication between the chefs and food brokers.

"I plan to increase the membership, hold profitable fund raisers and quality culinary competitions while offering comprehensive culinary education. I also plan to increase awareness of the Texas Chefs Association statewide," he said. Scott's first fall event as president is the Texas Chili Confrontation competition to be held October 27 at 10 a.m. at the farmers market in Dallas. He and 20 other Texas chefs will compete in the event, and proceeds will go to the chef relief fund.

Executive Chef Michael Scott is currently teaching international cuisine at CCCCD. He is a member of the prestigious Epicurean World Master Chef Society (EWMCS), an international society of senior chefs active in more than 25 countries. He has won more than 20 medals for his culinary expertise, including a gold medal from an international culinary arts competition in Ireland. The Dallas Chapter of the Texas Chef's Association presented him with the 1999 contributor of the year award and named him the 2000 Chef of the Year.

For more information about the culinary arts program at CCCCD, call Karen Musa, Hotel/Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts Coordinator, at 972-377-1672.