• August 24, 2016

Chef Pitruzzello Wins CBU?S Grill Wars Event

RIVERSIDE (April 12, 2013)-- Executive Chef Giuseppe Pitruzzello won the vote for crowd favorite with his Grilled Prime Rib entrée April 10 in the Grill Wars competition at California Baptist University's Alumni Dining Commons. Students, faculty and staff cast ballots to choose the winning entry in the event hosted by Provider food service.

The event was designed to create a unique and enjoyable experience for the students, according to Kip Dougherty, director of food services. It also served to showcase Provider's talented group of chefs and build personal interaction between the students and the chefs who prepare their daily meals.

"Often our chefs are the ‘magic behind the curtain' preparing 30,000+ meals a week," Dougherty said. "With so much happening in the kitchen, they sometimes miss the opportunity to interact directly with the students. We all had a great time cooking outdoors for the students, and everyone appeared to be enjoying the nice weather, along with the special dishes served."

Raine Paul won a $25 gift card in the CBU Student Drawing as part of the Grill Wars event.

Provider will sponsor two more chef-featured events this spring:

    Master Sushi Chef Travis Kamiyama,  Guest Chef and Provider Partner, on Tuesday April 16, 2013 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ADC Corporate Guest Chef for Market Broiler Restaurants (sister company of Provider) on April 24, 2013 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. in the ADC