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Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

No one believed in the work we are doing more than Bob Hart. He felt that the Seattle Culinary Academy resides at the intersection of some of the most important issues today because food is intrinsically linked to the environment and that chefs play a critical role in shaping our relationship to food. He taught our students to become stewards of the earth by donating two acres of Skagit Valley farmland so they would have the chance to get their hands in the dirt and learn the struggles associated with the will to grow something healthy and delicious. And by doing so, Bob knew they would learn respect for the land and respect for the farmer. His vision and generosity have forever changed the quality of education we are able to provide. It also enhanced our student’s contribution power to community by helping them to understand their responsibility to safeguard the land. The only thing equal in size to his generosity was his laughter. We will miss him dearly.

More information in the Skagit Valley Herald

– Linda Chauncey and the Seattle Culinary Academy

Lukas Augenstein wins at International Tapas Competition!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

We are so proud of Culinary Arts graduate and current SD&B student, Lukas Augenstein for his Second Place win! Lukas was chosen from over 250 applicants as one of the 14 students to fly to Valladolid, Spain and compete last week in the Fourth Annual International Tapas Competition.  His tapas consisted of Sherry Cured Smelt on a Pink Peppercorn & Orange Zest Cracker with Fried Caper Aioli; it was accompanied by pickled shallots, sea bean and a bachelor button blossom. Along with his trip to Spain, Lukas was awarded 2 chefs coats, a very expensive tool kit and 6,000€ to be used towards a culinary internship anywhere in the U.S. He hopes to relocate to San Francisco after he completes school.

Winners of 4th International Culinary Schools Competition 2012 (.pdf)

Chef Chris Keff joins the Seattle Culinary Academy

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Celebrated chef and owner of the famous Flying Fish restaurant, Chris Keff,  will join the Seattle Culinary Academy as a guest chef instructor in the One World dining room. November 6 – 9. Stop by and taste some truly amazing dishes prepared by our students. To view menu details click here: One World Menu.


SCA hosts WSFFN annual fundraiser October 30th!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Washington Sustainable Food & Farmers Network advocates will gather on Tuesday evening at the SCA to raise funds to support their work to educate, organize and advocate for food and farming systems to become economically prosperous, ecologically sound and socially equitable.  Chef Instructor Gregg Shiosaki is spearheading this effort along with student volunteers to assist them to realize their goals. 



Karen Jurgensen and Seattle Culinary Academy featured on the Edible Schoolyard Project

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Chef Karen Jurgensen / Seattle Culinary Academy featured on

Kären's community hero slide is now live on The Edible Schoolyard Project’s homepage! You can view the slide submission by clicking to the 5th slide. Visit:

Here is our special to celebrate National Food Day

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Food Day 2012

Chanterelle Stuffed Cabrito Chops, Peruvian Purple Potatoes, Black Garlic & Slow Simmered Peppers $9.95

The special celebrates our local foodshed and the diversity of ingredients we are so lucky to have in abundance.

Chef Karen Jurgensen Takes First Place

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Chef Karen Jurgensen

Chef Karen Jurgensen has taken first place in Chefs Collaborative national competition to honor leaders in the sustainability movement. Read more

Karen Jurgensen takes first place

Congratulations Seattle Culinary Academy!

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Congratulations Seattle Culinary Academy!

The Seattle Culinary Academy competed on the national stage to demonstrate and establish the degree to which sustainable principles and practices have been integrated into their curricula and operations and WON! The Center for Advancement of Foodservice Education’s (CAFE) annual Green Award is based on the level of innovation; perceived impact on students’ understanding of sustainability practices and their importance; and the ease with which elements of the program can be implemented in similar programs nationwide. The program will be honored at this year’s CAFE Leadership Conference at the CIA in San Antonio. Runner up is University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

SCA Will Host the 2012 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Seattle Culinary Academy is excited to be one of the hosts for the 2012 Chefs Collaborative Sustainable Food Summit September 30-October 2.

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Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

“One afternoon as I was digging in the garden, a man stopped at the gate and told me how he had grown up farming potatoes in the highlands of Peru. His life had taken him away from there to other parts of the world and finally here to Seattle. Something about the garden had brought him in and made him feel comfortable enough to share something of his life with me. ”

—Tamara Guyton, 3rd Quarter Culinary Arts

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