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The Alluvian Hotel to host culinary weekend

The Alluvian Hotel to host culinary weekend

Posted: Thursday, July 5, 2012 8:00 pm

GREENWOOD, MS — The Alluvian Hotel and The Viking Cooking School will host a culinary weekend July 27-29 with Chef Stephen Stryjewski, chef/partner of Cochon Restaurant and Cochon Butcher.
The weekend will include two cooking classes demonstrated by Chef Stryjewski, and other optional activities such as a wine tasting and Friday night dinner..    
Winner of the 2011 James Beard Foundations “Best Chef South” Stephen Stryjewski is the chef and co-owner of the award winning Cochon Restaurant in New Orleans’ Warehouse District. Prior to opening Cochon, he worked with his now partner Donald Link at Herbsaint Restaurant, where he was recognized for his delicious, simple, straightforward cuisine and his commitment to using local, seasonal ingredients. That commitment has continued through to Butcher, an artisanal meat shop and “sWine Bar” that opened in 2009 focusing on European cured meats and Cajun sausages and an expansion of Cochon to Lafayette Louisiana. The James Beard Foundation named Cochon a “Best New Restaurant” finalist in 2007.
Stryjewski’s cooking has been recognized in the New York Times by Frank Bruni, as well as Best New Chef by New Orleans Magazine; a Chef to Watch by the Times-Picayune. In 1997, Stryjewski graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and went on to work for some of the most notable chefs and restaurants in America including Michael Chiarello at TraVigne, Jamie Shannon at Commanders Palace and Jeff Buben at Vidalia.

Published in The Messenger 7.5.12

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