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The Art Institutes Prepares Thanksgiving Day Dinner at NYC’s Prestigious James Beard House

By: The Art Institutes

November 21, 2018

PITTSBURGH, November 21 — The Art Institutes system of schools is pleased to partner with the James Beard House to prepare the James Beard Holiday Table , a six course Thanksgiving Day meal being held at the prestigious New York City restaurant.

A team of culinary instructors from The Art Institutes, led by Chef David Hendricksen, CCE, CCC, director of culinary programs at The Art Institutes, will be joined by six students that had competed for the opportunity to cook in the famed kitchens.

“The Art Institutes is honored to prepare and present the Thanksgiving meal at the James Beard House,” said Hendricksen. “It provides our students with a unique opportunity to demonstrate their skill and dedication to their craft and allows them to experience New York City in a way most others cannot.”

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For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has championed chefs and other culinary professionals while highlighting the centrality of food culture in our daily lives. Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. To that end the Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include our Women’s Leadership Programs aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards that shine a spotlight on successful change makers. The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone. For more information, visit; subscribe to the digital newsletter Beard Bites ; and follow @beardfoundation on Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram .

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By: The Art Institutes

November 21, 2018