Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Midwest Culinary Institute Announces Retirement of Chef John Kinsella

CMC John Kinsella announces his retirement and invites you to join in the celebration.

John Kinsella, CMC, Senior Chef Instructor at the Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State has announced that he will retire effective June 30, 2012. Chef Kinsella is one of only 66 to hold the designation of Certified Master Chef in the United States through the American Culinary Federation.

Chef Kinsella has spent the last 30 years educating future chefs and cooks in the greater Cincinnati area. He is a past president of the American Culinary Federation and is the director of Les Amis d’Escoffier of Cincinnati. Prior to his arrival at Cincinnati State, Chef Kinsella worked in several prestigious properties including the Gourmet Room, Madam Prunier of London, the Grosvenor House London, the Royal Hibernian Hotel Dublin and Le Palmier of Brussels.

During his last term at Cincinnati State, Chef Kinsella is leading students through their culinary capstone and will be featuring menu items from these properties. A limited number of reservations are available for the following class dates:

May 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

On June 5 and 6, Chef Kinsella will honor Auguste Escoffier- the father of modern cuisine and a personal inspiration of Chef Kinsella’s by presenting a menu from his personal apprenticeship notebooks. Cost is $40 per person with beer and wine available for an additional charge. Times for reservations are 6:00 to 7:15 PM. To make reservations, please contact Scott Holubetz at scott.holubetz@cincinnatistate.edu or call (513) 569-5814. Guests are encouraged to park in the Central Parkway garage just south of Ludlow.

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