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The Art Institute Of Portland to Host Career Panel with Renowned Chefs

Portland Rising Stars Chefs and Pastry Chefs award-winners to discuss the rewards and challenges of the restaurant industry.

Event Date: 12/2/2011 12:00:00 AM

(November 21, 2011) The Art Institute of Portland in partnership with™, the award-winning online magazine for culinary insiders, will host the How to Make It panel on Friday, December 2 at 3pm. The panel, moderated by CEO and Editor-in-Chief Antoinette Bruno, brings together the Portland Rising Stars Chefs and Pastry Chefs award-winners to discuss the rewards and challenges of the restaurant industry.

The 2011 Portland Rising Star Chef panelists include: Aaron Barnett, St. Jack; Greg Perrault, June; Sarah Pliner, Kat Whitehead, and Jasper Shen, Aviary; Naomi Pomeroy, Beast; William Preisch, The Bent Brick; Gabriel Rucker, Le Pigeon; Sunny Jin, Jory at the Allison Inn & Spa; Jenn Louis, Lincoln; Elias Cairo, Olympic Provision; Andy Arndt, Aquariva at Avalon Hotel & Spa; Kir Jensen, The Sugar Cub; Kristen D. Murray, Paley’s Place; Tim Healea, Little T American Baker; and Restaurateur Kurt Huffman, ChefStable.

The career panel will be held at Sharp Restaurant, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland, 34 NW 8th Ave., Portland, OR 97209. For a complimentary ticket, please visit

The Art Institute of Portland ( is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.

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