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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 |
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.
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…
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…