SPC Students Support San Antonio and New Orleans Tricentennial Exchange Dinner

November 30, 2018

Public Information Officer

ST. PHILIP'S COLLEGE CULINARY ARTS STUDENTS TO SHADOW AND SUPPORT THE BEST AS SAN ANTONIO AND NEW ORLEANS WRAP UP THEIR RESPECTIVE TRICENTENNIAL OBSERVANCES WITH A SPECIALIST FOODIE EVENT ON DEC. 3

When San Antonio and New Orleans wrap up their respective Tricentennial observances with a specialist foodie event in San Antonio in early December, several St. Philip's College culinary arts students will be part of the culinary team.

The students will support four renowned chefs during the unique event in a UNESCO City of Gastronomy---one local and three from New Orleans.

Part one of the gastronomic exchange took place this week (Nov. 27) as the legendary SoBou restaurant performed as host venue with San Antonio chefs Jason Dady (Range, Shuck Shack), Jeff Balfour (Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery) and Cariño Cortez (Mi Tierra, Pico de Gallo). Part two of the exchange involves the college's students Dec. 3 in host venue Tre Trattoria at the San Antonio Museum of Art at 200 W. Jones St. under the leadership of Jason Dady and featuring three of New Orleans' finest---Will Avelar (Emeril Lagasse’s Meril), Juan Carlos Gonzalez (SoBou) and Michael Gulotta (Maypop). Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 pm. for this paid event in waitlist status with details online.

The day of the San Antonio event, Jason Dady will be the primary expert working with the college's students and giving them assignments. This experience might see the students helping local chefs with the cocktail hour in addition to helping

the visiting chefs with the dinner, a fluid situation that will develop throughout the project, organizers share. College faculty member Chef Patrick Costello will announce the names of the St. Philip's College students for the project, shared organizers. Costello most recently led eight students on a September international exchange program promoting American culinary culture during Gastronomy Week in the gastronomy capital of France---Paris.

The event is also an opportunity for giving back through the hands-on preservation programs administered by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation including the S.T.A.R. Project (Students Together Achieving Revitalization), with details at online.

Find details on the San Antonio event at https://www.powerofpreservation.org/culinary-exchange/ and at the Nov. 16 feature San Antonio imports New Orleans' best chefs for Tricentennial museum dinner by CultureMap reporter Edmond Ortiz.

(Courtesy photo from the Tre Trattoria/Facebook page)