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March 30



Emma Stokely
Public + Media Relations Manager
Media alert: Culinary Olympic Team Visits MCC Fort Omaha Campus
What: The Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College will host a practice session for ACF Culinary Team USA April 3-5. Team USA is a group of esteemed professional chefs hailing from across the country. The team members all have full time jobs and travel frequently for practice. Team USA is working in preparation for the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg this year, and the 2024 IKA Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart, Germany.

When: April 3-5 (Media welcome Monday, April 4 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.)

Where: Institute for the Culinary Arts, Building 22,  Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorenson Parkway

Background: Locations for the practices are thoughtfully selected from a pool of applicants (mostly culinary schools) and must meet certain requirements, like having ample kitchen space and being able to offer students for assistance. Holding practices at schools around the country also exposes the Team USA members to the foods of those regions—which helps the team develop menus that represent American culinary traditions.

Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest post-secondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.