The Cincinnati chapter of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a worldwide society devoted to fine food and wine, has donated $6,000 to Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute. The gift will become part of the Irwin and Barbara Weinberg Culinary Scholarship Fund.
Over the past eight years, the chapter has donated more than $39,000 for MCI scholarships. It also supports MCI’s 1 Night 12 Kitchens and Wine Dinners and sponsors the Young Chef Competition.
The Paris-based Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is the oldest and largest gastronomic organization in the world, with roots going back to 1248 AD and chapters in 110 countries.
“Our international mission is to help develop young people pursuing the culinary arts,” said George Elliott, of the Cincinnati chapter.
“There’s nothing in this region like MCI,” Elliott said. ”It’s been a wonderful partnership.”