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Below is an archive of media coverage sampling of engaged learning-centered activities of Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) students and faculty members.

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COCC's Taste of the Town Preview
By 104.5FM New Radio KBNW 1340AM
Gene Fritz, Cascade Culinary Institute and Sara Goodrich, Events by Mint, discuss the upcoming "Taste of the Town" scheduled for March 1st at COCC.
KBNW Taste of the Town


Cascade Culinary Institute serve guests from afar
KTVZ.com - February 6, 2013
http://www.ktvz.com/news/COCC-culinary-students-serve-guests-from-afar/-/413192/18445418/-/r624c3z/-/index.html


Culinary "Mixer" Honors Local Chef
By KBND.com - Summer 2012

The regional culinary world honored one of their own with an award for leadership, service and innovation..
KBND.com link no longer available


Bend Oregon Restaurant Review - Elevation Review
By BendOregonRestaurants.com - Summer 2012

Elevation, the student operated restaurant at the Cascade Culinary Institute, is a fun experience for a great price.
View Online at Bend Oregon Restaurants Blog



Cascade Culinary Institute - Preparing a New Generation of Chefs
By Allen Cox, Northwest Travel Magazine - Summer 2012

The Jungers Culinary Center serves one of Central Oregon Community College's most significant programs: the Cascade Culinary Institute.
View Northwest Travel Magazine article (pdf)



TopProject: Central Oregon Community College - Jungers Culinary Center submitted by HSW Builders & Yost Grube Hall Architecture
By Angela Webber, DJC Oregon - May 10, 2012

The Jungers Culinary Center serves one of Central Oregon Community College's most significant programs: the Cascade Culinary Institute.
View DJC Oregon Story



Elevating Education: Cascade Culinary Institute's Student-Run Restaurant Competes
By Megan Kehoe, The Source - May 9, 2012

It had been open several months before I even knew it existed, but suddenly, I was hearing about Elevation, the new student-run restaurant at the Cascade Culinary Institute, several times a week.
View The Source Story



Julia Gray
Cooking with Julia!

May 5, 2012 - 1110-AM KBND

Gene Fritz, Director & Ex. Chef of the Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC visits us to talk about the program & challenges.
Listen to Cooking With Julie Radio Interview



2012 Tour du Chocolat
KTVZ.com - April 9, 2012

Bend, Ore. -- Fearless Baking's assorted truffles (named "English Tea Party" and created by a quartet of COCC Culinary Students) won first place in Best Technique and third place for Best Flavor.
View KTVZ Story


CCI Student - Pastry Chef Gets Time in the Spotlight
The Nugget Newspaper - April 2012

Sisters, Ore. -- Budding pastry chef Yuridi Durantes hopes her sweet dreams will impress the judges at this year's Tour Du Chocolat competition on April 6 at the Tower Theatre in Bend.
View NuggetNews.com Story


Jungers Culinary Center Receives Western Wood Design Award
Woodworks - March 2012

Tacoma, Wash. -- Early in 2012, WoodWorks West awarded seven Wood Design Awards to architects and engineers who demonstrate innovation and excellence in the design of wood buildings.
View Woodworks Website (article has been archived)


One Hour to Fix the Perfect Meal - Student from Bend's Cascade Culinary Institute at COCC to Compete in West Regional
By Megan Kehoe, The Bulletin - March 12, 2012

Bend, Ore. -- Chicken roulade stuffed with hazelnuts and pears, a souffl with goat cheese crisps, tourned root vegetables, and pan-seared chicken with au jus. All made to perfection. All made in just one hour.
Bulletin article has been archived


Restaurant Review: Elevation - Cacade Culinary Institute's Training Restaurant Serves Fine Dining
By John Gottberg Anderson, The Bulletin - March 9, 2012

Bend, Ore. -- Teaching the culinary arts is not as obvious a process as an outsider might expect. There are surprises around every educational corner, as Thor Erickson, chef instructor at the Cascade Culinary Institute (CCI) on Central Oregon Community College's Bend campus, illustrated in this story he shared with me last week.
Bulletin article has been archived


Tour du Chocolat at The Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre - March 2012

Bend, Ore. -- Fearless Baking's assorted truffles (named "English Tea Party" and created by a quartet of COCC Culinary Students) won first place in Best Technique and third place for Best Flavor.
View the Story



Julia Gray
Cooking with Julia!

February 11, 2012 - 1110-AM KBND

Julian talks about the upcoming special event with Ruth Reichel & who things are going in the institute
Listen to Cooking With Julie Radio Interview


Meet Your Farmer at Cascade Culinary Institute
By SarahLee Lawrence - February 2012

Bend, Ore. -- On February 1st the Cascade Culinary Institute and Central Oregon Locavore hosted their first sold-out "Meet Your Farmer" dinner. We provided pork, collard greens, cabbages, lettuce mix, micro green, beets, and flour.
View Blog Story


Sunriver Resort Gifts COCC Culinary Effort $250,000
By Sunriver - January 19, 2012

Bend, Ore. -- Sunriver Resort has announced the sale of two lots in the Caldera Development near Sunriver.
View Sunriver Press Release



Empty Bowls: Making a Yearly Impact On Hunger
Tasty Tenth Annual Fund-Raiser for NeighborImpact

By Alicia Inns, KTVZ.COM - November 13, 2011

Bend, Ore. -- National Hunger Awareness Week kicked off with a bang at the annual "Empty Bowls" fund-raiser Sunday, benefiting NeighborImpact...
KTVZ News Story has been archived


Cascade Culinary Students Donate Time, Talent
Delivering Home-Cooked Meals To Bethlehem Inn

By Homa Quazilbash, KTVZ.COM - November 10, 2011

Bene, Ore. - Freezing nights and chilly days -- and as we enter the holiday season, Central Oregon's homeless shelters are packed.For two weeks, the Cascade Culinary Institute is providing home-cooked meals to the many people who call the Bethlehem Inn home...
KTVZ News Story has been archived


Julia Gray
Cooking with Julia!

Oct. 22, 2011 - 1110-AM KBND

Ex. Chefs Gene Fritz and Thor Erickson from the Cascade Culinary Institute sit in with me to talk about the progam, and answer caller's questions about the school and restaurant questions.
Listen to Cooking With Julie Radio Interview


The Cutting Board Adds the Finishing Touch on Jungers Culinary Center
Aug, 2011, Cascade A&E - by Renee Patrick

Warm morning light reflected off various surfaces of Bruce West's newest stainless steel sculpture during the installation outside the newly constructed Jungers Culinary Center on August 31
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Julia Gray
Cooking with Julia!
1110-AM KBND

COCC Ex. Chef & Director Gene Fritz talks about the brand new Jungers Culinary Center for the Cascade Culinary Institute and the new student programs.
Listen to Radio Interview



City Club Presentation
Chef Gene Fritz - Local Food, Security and Culture
Sep. 15, 2011

In September, 2011 Katrina Van Dis of the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council and C.O. Food Policy Council and Chef Gene Fritz of C.O. Community College's Cascade Culinary Institute explored how Local Foods can play a more important role within our regional communities.
View the Video


Chef Educator Today
Autumn - 2011

Forging a Multipronged Sustainable Path
The Cascade Culinary Institute at Central Oregon Community College will soon unveil its new sustainably built teaching facility, first ever baking and pastry program and revamped curriculum.
Article has been archived