Monroe College wins food festival

Monroe Culinary student Markita Quarles serves wine at the NY Greater Wine & Food Festival.

For the third year in a row, the Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts participated in the Greater NY Wine & Food Festival held in Tarrytown, NY from April 4 to 6.

Many of the 30 Monroe students who attended served as assistants for the celebrity chefs in their workshops, demonstrations, and competitions.

Chef instructor Gerry Byrne had a crew of students operating the Monroe booth which demonstrated topnotch charcuterie work. Also, Culinary Arts director Chef Daniel Hinder served as a judge at the competition between Hung Huynh and Lee Ann Wong, past winners of the hot television series Top Chefs.

One of the Monroe student chefs who participated, Markita Quarles, is  on the National Champion Monroe Women’s Basketball Team.

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