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Auburn’s 1856 – Culinary Residence: Nurturing the next generation of top culinary experts

Soul Grown | August

Students in the culinary and hospitality program get hands-on experience, learning the myriad details of running a restaurant. A chef in residence, who changes annually, oversees how fine dining and the classroom intersect at the restaurant.

Chef Ford Fry is the second Chef-In-Residence at 1856 – Culinary Residence, named for the year Auburn University was founded. An Atlanta-based chef and restauranteur, his porfolio includes nearly two-dozen mostly distinct establishments in four states.

Wine Spectator
Best of Award of Excellence

Wine Spectator |

In summer 2022, the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center at Auburn University opened its teaching restaurant, 1856–Culinary Residence, named after the year of the university’s founding. This high-end restaurant wouldn’t be complete without wine director and instructor Thomas Price’s 650-label, Best of Award of Excellence–winning program, which focuses primarily on France, Spain, Italy, California and Oregon. 

Artful Hospitality & Scholarship

Covey Rise |

In this issue of Covey Rise, we explore the clear mission of The Laurel Hotel & Spa at Auburn University to provide world-class hospitality and an epicurean experience. 

The South’s Best New Luxury Hotel Also Trains The Next Generation In Hospitality

Forbes |

Auburn, Alabama probably isn’t the first place you’d think to discover a stunning five-star styled luxury hotel, but The Laurel Hotel & Spa and 1856-Culinary Residence is all about defying and elevating our expectations…

2023 Father's Day Gift Guide

Good Grit |

Gift Dad a weekend away where The Rane Center offers Epicurean Experiences curated by the annual Chef-in-Residence, classes with a Master Sommelier, or just a little rest and relaxation at their luxury teaching hotel and restaurant.

New Alabama Restaurants that are not to be missed

The Local Palate |

When classes began for 2022’s fall semester, students in Auburn University’s Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management got their first taste of the state-of-the-art education now being served at the new Tony & Libba Rane Culinary Science Center…

Hotels to Book for a Trip to Alabama

Travel + Leisure | January 26, 2023

Group 86
205 S College Street Auburn, AL 36830