Recent SUNY Delhi culinary arts graduate Daniel Hess of Salisbury Mills, NY, was one of four students in the nation who competed in the annual Student Chef of the Year 2019 competition this August in Orlando, FL. Hess earned his spot was representing the northeast region of the country after being named the Regional Student Chef of the Year in the spring.
While he didn't win the national title, we are so proud of Dan, his dedication and hard work, and how well he represented SUNY Delhi in this intense competition!
Dr. David Brower, Dean of the School of Business & Hospitality Management remarked, "Dan's food looked simply amazing and the judges provided high praise for his techniques. He worked like a well-oiled machine and his countless hours of practice were evident to the judges and spectators alike. Special thanks go out to his coaches Chef James Margiotta and Chef Sean Pehrsson for the many hours that they dedicated to mentoring Dan as he prepared for the competition. It was truly an honor and privilege to watch Dan transform his ingredients into the spectacular dishes you will see below. Simply incredible work!
SUNY Delhi's hands-on approach to teaching and learning includes over 60 academic programs in specialized areas, including applied technologies, nursing, veterinary sciences, applied sciences, and liberal arts. SUNY Delhi offers certificates, associate's degrees, bachelor's degrees, as well as master's degrees in a combination of on-campus and online settings.
Enrolling over 3,000 students, SUNY Delhi is a member of the State University of New York. For more information about SUNY Delhi, call 607-746-4000 or visit delhi.edu.To view these students click here: https://delhi.meritpages.com/achievements/Daniel-Hess-Competes-in-National-Culinary-Competition/113559