Congrats to local culinary student Jeremy Iacocca, who tied for fourth place out of seven competing countries in the 2014 Escoffier Young Talent International Culinary Competition in Lille, France, last week. Required dishes for the competition included a whole, deboned, stuffed turbot and several sides.
Iacocca, 19, enrolled in the Hospitality Administration program at Ivy Tech Community College in the fall of 2012 and will graduate this summer. He currently works full time as a line cook at Late Harvest Kitchen.
Michel Bouit, president of the USA Disciples Escoffier International, invited Ivy Tech Community College culinary arts faculty to nominate a talented culinary arts students to compete in the contest. Iacocca represented the college, Indiana and the United States in the international competition.