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TC Holds Its Second Annual Cook Off and Tasting Celebration

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Flock to the Cook Off

TC staff, faculty and students flocked to the Second Annual Cook-off and Tasting Celebration, to sample the culinary creations of eleven folks from across the TC community.

Diana Maul

TC Registrar Diana Maul shares secrets of her prize-winning Broccoli Salad

On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 15, the TC staff, faculty and students flocked to the TC Cafe for the Second Annual Cook-off and Tasting Celebration, to sample homemade fare, such as caramel macaroons, beer can chicken, tofu croutons and mac n'cheese cupcakes, the culinary creations of eleven folks from across the TC community.

The Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs sponsored the event, which was launched last year as a year-end celebration of the College-wide community-building work, in which TC community members dialogued around the question: "What type of community do we want to be?" The theme of this year's community-building work was "Critical Conversations about Privilege."

This year, the amateur chefs prepared food for fifty people--and it was gone almost instantly. A panel of judges from all constituencies across the College voted on the top dishes in two categories, while community members cast their ballots for the "People's Choice." Food Service Director Mike Viola took home the top dessert honor for his decadent Grilled Peaches with White Wine Granita, while Registrar Diana Maul won first place in the appetizer/dinner category for her delectable Broccoli Salad.

According to Jolene Lane, Director for Diversity and Community Affairs, this year's event went well: "We had a wide-range of community members who participated. The energy was great, and everyone had a wonderful time."

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