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Compliments to the Chef: Macomb Community College Culinary Arts student earns Student of the Year Award

– Thursday, October 3, 2013 1:00AM

James Delao, Sterling Heights, a student at the Macomb Culinary Institute at Macomb Community College, received the Student of the Year Award at the recent Michigan Chefs de Cuisine Association’s Chef of the Year event.  This year marked the first time students had to compete in a cooking competition to earn the honor.

Delao competed against culinary arts students from Oakland Community College, Schoolcraft College, Washtenaw Community College, Henry Ford Community College, The Art Institute of Novi and Dorsey Culinary Academy.  Industry professionals judged the students on kitchen sanitation, organization, taste and plate presentation.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (  is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and as the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media Contact:

Tish Wirth
Public Relations Coordinator
Macomb Community College