Metro Atlanta Students Dive into the Kitchen to Raise Awareness during Men's Health Month

By: Vivian Lett Filed under: Culinary

June 22, 2017

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ATLANTA – JUNE 19- Culinary entrepreneurs from The Art Institute of Atlanta gained real-life experience by partnering with the Men’s Health and Wellness Center to provide healthcare education, screening and support services for men across Metro Atlanta.

The spring 2017 Senior Practicum Class at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta presented Generations of Gentleman. The young chefs hosted two Charity dinners and a silent auction on June 1st and 8th to benefit the nonprofit and its mission to educate and encourage men to make healthier lifestyle choices to prevent disease. Items available for guests participating in the silent auction included dinner for two at various Metro Atlanta restaurants like Fogo de Chao and Longhorn Steakhouse, and a Master Pizza Making Class with Master Pizzaiolio Giulio worth $750.

The event took place at The Art Institute of Atlanta’s Creations Dining Lab, the school’s student-run restaurant. Tickets were $75 person (tax-deductible) and included a reception, 4-course dinner, paired beverages, and a silent auction.

Click here to review the article written by "The Atlanta Journal Constitution." Chef Instructor Monique Porche-Smith shared with the reporter how President Myvett encourages all students and staff to give back and get involved in their communities. She explained how "this component of giving back has become an important part of this curriculum.”

This event was a great reflection that Ai Atlanta students and staff are doing just that and making a huge impact.

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About the Men’s Health & Wellness Center

The Men’s Health & Wellness Center, opened in 2007, provides men, and their loved ones, with education and support for lifestyle changes to prevent disease, shorten the healing process and improve the quality of their lives.

About Creations

The teaching dining room of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta, Creations offers delicious gourmet fare with an international flair. Everything served at Creations is prepared by upper level students directed by skilled chef faculty. The wait staff is upper level students learning dining room management with our dining room instructor. For reservations, call 770-689-4851 or email Lindsay Brewster, Creations Dining Manager, at

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By: Vivian Lett Filed under: Culinary

June 22, 2017

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