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Jul 20, 2012

The CIM Knowledge Bowl Takes Silver At The ACFCRC

The Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl is a double elimination competition testing the knowledge, speed, and resolve of its competitors. It was originally patterned after the popular 60’s TV show GE Knowledge Bowl. Over the past year, the Culinary Institute of Michigan Knowledge Bowl Team has worked relentlessly to absorb every piece of information dictated by the ACF Knowledge Bowl Committee. This material includes everything from culinary arts, baking, pastry, sanitation, and math—as well as Escoffier’s Le Guide Culinare. The team spent roughly 25 hours a week in preparation for competition.

As a coach of the CIM Knowledge Bowl team, I am extremely excited and deeply honored to report that our team had an outstanding performance at the 2012 ACF Central Regional Conference in Detroit. Competing against nine other teams, they pushed through to the semi-final round after four hours of heated competition. The pressure was intense. Competitors must recall the correct answer from a vast library of information and hit their buzzer at lightning speed—all while maintaining control of the board and answering Daily Double and Sensory questions along the way. As a coach, it is to say the least, an edge-of-the-seat, nail-biter.

The team’s efforts paid off with dividends. I am very proud to say that the CIM Knowledge Bowl Team earned ACF Silver medals for their tireless efforts and long hours spent studying. These medals are a symbol not only of personal achievement, but of the invaluable and intangible experience gained from their participation in the Knowledge Bowl. The memories and connections made during the past year will forever guide us and remind us of what we can accomplish when we are truly passionate.

CHEF JUSTIN KINZINGER IS A CIM CHEF INSTRUCTOR. HE COACHES THE KNOWLEDGE BOWL TEAM ALONG WITH CHEF BETH FOLKERT.

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