COVID-19 Response and Reopening

Chandler Lecture Series: Fresh vs. Frozen

Monday, 10/11/2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jungers Culinary Center

Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series explores the "Fresh vs. Frozen" debate

Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) long-established and recently renamed Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series is hosting its first program of the fall season, “Fresh vs. Frozen,” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11, on the patio of COCC's Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend. The event features Ann Colonna, sensory program director for Oregon State University’s Food Innovation Center, who will share the science in the fresh vs. frozen debate, covering the latest processes and benefits of flash-frozen seafood and vegetables. Guests will participate in a blind taste test of fresh vs. frozen Oregon black cod, prepared by Cascade Culinary Institute students. Tickets are $45 and include the presentation and taste test with wine pairing. Tickets available at

Please note: COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed at all programs. With the pandemic changing rapidly, all programs are subject to change or postponement; refunds will be issued in the event of a cancellation. For more information on these events, contact Charlotte Gilbride, coordinator for the Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series, at 541-383-7257 or

“Fresh vs. Frozen” is sponsored by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund and the Associated Students of COCC.

Fresh vs. Frozen