Surlean Foods, a provider of customized products to the foodservice industry, has appointed Cynthia Rodriguez as corporate research and development chef. Rodriguez joins Surlean from the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas, where she most recently was a teaching assistant.
Rodriguez brings more than 15 years of professional experience to her new position, where she will work extensively with chain customers to develop menu solutions for their business. For more information about Surlean, visit www.surleanfoods.com.
The International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) has announced the finalists and award winners for its 2010 Awards Program. IACP recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the culinary industries through Special Recognition Awards, Awards of Excellence, Cookbook Awards and Bert Greene Awards for Food Journalism. For a complete list of the finalists and award winners, click here.
The 2010 winners will be recognized at the IACP Gala Awards ceremony on April 22 at the Portland Art Museum as part of IACP's annual conference. Special guests Ruth Reichl, author and former editor of Gourmet magazine, and Kim Severson, food writer for the New York Times, will join association members at the ceremony. For the first time ever, IACP will present a "People’s Choice" Cookbook Award this year. IACP members and the general public may vote online for their favorite finalist by April 5.
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