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Catering team takes top prizes

Nov. 9, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's catering staff and Executive Chef Nick Petruska were recognized during the March of Dimes Signature Chef's Auction Oct. 24 in Kalamazoo's Radisson Plaza Hotel.

The event featured 16 local chefs and area restaurants providing samples of their culinary specialties and donating other items for a live auction to support the March of Dimes in its mission to improve infant health.

The WMU Catering team, composed of catering managers and student staff, received a first-place prize for best display and also took second place in the best dessert category. The team prepared some of their finest signature crepes desserts with a host of unique fillings as well as gourmet sorbets and additional special presentations.

Petruska came to WMU as executive chef in 2005 and has participated in the chef's auction for three years. Visit www.wmich.edu/catering/awards.html for more information about the event.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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