Coos Bay, OR – The Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) at Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce a luncheon prepared by the esteemed American Culinary Federation (ACF) Culinary Team USA. This exclusive culinary affair will take place on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Seating is available by RSVP only, with reservations offered every 15 minutes from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at OCCI, located at 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay.

The ACF Culinary Team USA will be preparing an exquisite three-course menu as part of their training to prepare for the prestigious world competition in early 2024. This luncheon will tantalize the taste buds with a seafood starter, a succulent beef entrée, and a delectable dessert. Due to the competitive nature of the event and impending competition, a specific menu cannot be published in advance.

The luncheon is priced at $45 per person, offering an unparalleled opportunity for food enthusiasts, culinary professionals, and students to indulge in the artistry of the culinary world. Community members are welcome to join!

Luncheon Details:

  • Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
  • Time: 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Location: OCCI, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, OR
  • RSVP: Reservations are required for entry, with seating available every 15 minutes. Call 541-888-7309 or email shawn.warren@socc.edu.
  • Cost: $45 per person for a three-course lunch; beer and wine available for purchase.

The ACF Culinary Team USA comprises culinary professionals and students from various regions across the country. OCCI’s very own Executive Chef Randy Torres assumes the role of Assistant Manager. The team also boasts a pool of remarkable local staff and students, including current OCCI students Paige Hoene, Jeff Schneck, and Maddison Valdez, as well as OCCI graduate Elena Smith. Assistant to the US National Team is OCCI alum Shane Wilder.

Proceeds from the luncheon will contribute to the team’s competition expenses.

To secure a seat at this event, reservations are required, and seating is limited. Parties larger than six cannot be accommodated. To make a reservation, contact Shawn Warren at shawn.warren@socc.edu or call 541-888-7309.


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