4 December 2017
CPCC chef relishes US culinary team
Chef Robert Marilla and intern Sam Hart (background)
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The former executive chef at The Point Lake and Golf Club and Cramer Mountain Country Club has won a spot on the American Culinary Federation Culinary Team in major international culinary competitions. Fourteen chefs from across the country competed for a place on the eight-member team. Chef Robert Marilla, a culinary arts instructor at Central Piedmont Community College, landed one of the coveted spots. Marilla and CPCC student intern Sam Hart prepared a meal that includes a fish course featuring Brunswick County Strawberry Grouper, a Frisee and Brussels Sprouts salad and a Pork Loin and Sausage Crepinette entrée. “I am extremely excited about this opportunity and representing CPCC on the world stage,” said Marilla, a Denver resident.
“This experience gave me the opportunity to see the best in the country put forward their best work,” said Hart. “The conference and the six months of preparation leading up to the competition with Chef Rob have meant everything to my career. Because of my involvement, I was offered jobs at some of the most prestigious restaurants, clubs and corporations in the country. As a result, my sights are set much higher now – my current floor used to be my ceiling.” A new ACF Culinary Team USA is officially named every four years. Marilla will train, practice and compete with his new teammates in a number of smaller competitions prior to participating in the World Championships in 2018 and the Internationale Kochkunst Ausstellung (IKA) “Culinary Olympics” in Germany in 2020. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, he has won 13 ACF medals (three silver and one gold) and was named the 2008 winner of the Best Appetizer and Best Tapas/Small Plate Restaurant Award.
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The December 2017 issue of Business Today