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Missoula College Student Takes Bronze at Regional Culinary Competition

March 17, 2014

MISSOULA – Missoula College University of Montana culinary arts student William Gervais won a bronze medal at the American Culinary Federation Western Regional competition March 3 in Oakland, Calif.

Gervais competed in the one-hour category SK Student Culinarian of the Year portion against three other students selected from culinary programs in 13 Western states. Competitors prepared two portions of a meal that had to include Rock Cornish game hen, chicken or duck. They had restricted time frames to set up, fabricate and cook their dish, plate and clean up.

Gervais’ menu was chicken supreme stuffed with green tea mousseline forcemeat over a miso sauce, and a Pekin chicken roulade with shiitake mushroom sauce served with soy-braised shimeji mushrooms and baby bok choy, ginger purple jasmine rice and cucumber sprout salad.

He is a second-year, full-time student in the MC Culinary Arts Program, and will intern this summer at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, Calif.

For more information call Thomas Campbell, MC director of culinary arts, at 406-243-7815 or email thomas.campbell@umontana.edu.

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Contact: Thomas Campbell, director of culinary arts, Missoula College UM, 406-243-7815, thomas.campbell@umontana.edu.