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Bits & Bites 2016

Bits & Bites 2016 honored Chad Houser of Café Momentum and Janice Provost of Parigi

On Sunday April 10th the Food & Hospitality Institute at El Centro College hosted the eighth annual Bits & Bites fundraiser, honoring Janice Provost of Parigi and Chad Houser of Café Momentum. 

"Bits and Bites is a very important part of the El Centro College Food & Hospitality Institute culture. This year we honored two of our own; Janice Provost and Chad Houser both exemplify the potential to which our students aspire," said Steve DeShazo, director of the Food & Hospitality Institute. "To create opportunities for themselves, make a difference in our community and provide service to others through a career in the food and hospitality industry. We are thankful to Chad and Janice for their pursuit of these goals and the sacrifices they have made to see their visions come to life. It was a great party!"

The evening's festivities featured foods prepared by El Centro's alumni and friends of the college. There were plenty of delicious savory and sweet small plates to enjoy paired with craft beer and fantastic wine!

Presenting Chefs and Beverage Tables at Bits & Bites 2016 were:

560 Jacob Williamson Hyatt Regency Hermann Hiemeyer
3015 @ Trinity Groves Sharon Van Meter La Duni Dunia Borga
Beignets by Andre Andre Bedouret Mozzarella Company Paula Lambert
Blue Mesa Grill Nikisha Carpenter Nick & Sams Robert Clifford
Café 43 John Maas Parigi Janice Provost
Central Market Lindsey Swinson The Porch Adam West
Cita Salsa Lena Paloma SMU Dining Victoria Hooker
Deliciously Devoted Amber Redden Sysco Patrick Hershorn
Deloitte University Carl Chamberlain The Tamale Company Liz Plimmer
Empire Bakery Meanders Ozarow T-REX Pickles Travis Bush
Fearings Gabriela McCormick UTD - Dining Services Gene Christiano
Gaylord Hotels Arthur Surman Vestals Food Jordan Swim
Grand Hyatt DFW Jean-Claude Plihon Wheat & Sour David Madrid

Glazers Tony Pecoraro
Global Wine Imports Marc Kelminson
Kobrand Corp Beat Kotoun
Merchant du Vin Robert Watts
Ben E. Keith David Walker
McPherson Vinyards Jeff Seigal
Ice FX Dean Demaris

Proceeds from this popular evening contributed to a fund established to expand the FHI program: more Bits & Bites, more kitchens, and more services to nurture the next generation of food and hospitality experts in our own hometown, one of the nation’s top dining destinations.

Once again we would like to extend the biggest thank you to our growing Bits & Bites family!

Join us to see what we have cooked up for next year!  Look forward to seeing you again!!

For details about graduation rates, program costs and other important information, view the gainful employment disclosure.