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The Distinguished Visiting Chef series is a great perk for students in Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS). Each quarter, Sullivan students have an opportunity to gain tips, techniques and recipes from famous chefs who visit campus and demonstrate their skills.

On Thursday, August 14, Executive Pastry Chef Jean Yves Vendeville visited Sullivan’s Louisville campus and prepared two sugar showpieces. Chef Vendeville is the department head of the Culinary Institute at Savannah Technical College, and is the American Culinary Federation’s Chef Educator of the Year (2014) for the Southeast Region.

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Photo Caption: Ashley Post and Chef Vendeville pose with two sculptures he created. Earlier in the week, Chef Vendeville also did a special demonstration in Chef Derek Spendlove’s pastry lab.

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Photo Caption: Chef Lagena Boggs, Ashley Post and Chef Jimmy Moore watch as Chef Vendeville cooks sugar for a showpiece. Chef Moore is Sullivan’s newest TWI student, and will replace Chef Boggs when she returns to Fort Lee.

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