Community College of Philadelphia's 28th Annual International Festival Spotlights Global Foods and Hot Jobs

  • What: A cooking demonstration by Chef Tom Macrina on grilled and smoked dishes from Latin American and Asian cuisines, and an audience sampling of the various dishes. The demonstration is part of Community College of Philadelphia’s 28th Annual International Festival, April 2-6, celebrating the diverse cultures represented by our students. Macrina is an adjunct instructor in the College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program and executive chef for the Philadelphia Division of US. Foods, one of America’s leading foodservice distributors. The festival’s central theme this year is Philadelphia: Connecting to the World. The hospitality sector is a growth sector in Philadelphia. It is projected that the region will add about 8,000 hospitality and culinary arts jobs by 2018 due in part, to the scheduled opening of four new hotels in Philadelphia by 2013.

  • When: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, 2012

  • Where: The Demonstration Kitchen, P2-18, Pavilion Building, on 17th Street between Spring Garden and Callowhill streets.

  • Photo and interview opportunities: Photo opportunities with Macrina’s culinary demonstration and a tour of the new production kitchen facilities in the state-of-the-art Paviliion, which was part of the recent $56 million expansion of the Main Campus. Also, interviews with students who are about to enter one of the area’s hot market sectors, and video of dancers dressed in colorful ethnic garb.