MDC’s Acclaimed Miami Culinary Institute to Induct New Class of Future Chefs Feb. 7

Miami, Feb. 5, 2018- The latest class of culinary students at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) state-of-the-art Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) will receive their chef coats during a ceremony at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

The 40 chefs-to-be will be one of the largest incoming Spring semester classes. MCI’s Chef’s Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of the students’ journey toward achieving an Associate in Science (A.S.) in culinary arts management and becoming a part of Miami’s dynamic gastronomic scene.

This year’s key note speaker is Chef Kimberly Brock Brown, CEPC, CCA, ACE. She is a member of the American Academy of Chefs (AAC) and the Honor Society of the American Culinary Federation (ACF).  She is the only African-American female chef inducted in the more than 30-year history of ACF.

Carnival Cruise Line’s top corporate chefs as well as its food and beverage and human resource directors will meet with the new students to discuss future career opportunities.

Building upon Miami Dade College’s rich history as the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded colleges in the nation, the Miami Culinary Institute is a recipe for culinary excellence in the 21st century. Mixing a blend of classic skills and innovative techniques used by the world’s best chefs, Miami Culinary Institute offers an educational experience that is at the forefront of the industry. Through a focused infusion of green-sustainable food and energy technologies, nutrition and culinary knowledge, its aim is to create professionals who will evolve the world’s food culture. Learn more at  .

For more information, contact Jesus Vazquez, 305-237-3890,