The University Record, March 13, 2000

Culinary competition a palate pleaser

Chefs from regional university dining services put their talents to the test March 1 at the culinary challenge, one of the crowd-pleasing events at the Region IV conference of the National Association of College and University Food Services. The U-M hosted this year’s conference during the term break. Above, Andrew Thistlehwaite of the University of Notre Dame prepares his entry, which placed first of the four entries. Chefs have 20 minutes to prepare a signature entree, which is judged for presentation, taste, originality and ‘mise en place’ (preparation). The culinary challenge was one event in the four-day conference that was attended by more than 300 university food service delegates. Photo by Rebecca A. Doyle


Tuskegee Airman shares experiences

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson (center) of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American fighter pilots who served in World War II, visited campus last month. Here he talks with U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Duane Enos (left) and U.S. Air Force Cadet-3C Nicholas Noreus during a reception at North Hall. Jefferson, who spoke with ROTC students and others about his military experience, flew several escort missions in Europe in 1944 before German ground troops shot down his plane and took him prisoner for nine months. Photo by Bill Wood, U-M Photo Services

Martha Cook hosts international tea

William Durell, director, and a team from Residence Halls Dining Services treated participants in the recent National Association of College and University Food Services conference to ‘International Tea: A Celebration of Diversity’ at the Martha Cook Residence. Nearly 300 food service personnel from colleges and universities throughout the Midwest attended the four-day conference. U-M students working in Dining Services assisted with the tea, many donning costumes of the country or area whose food they were presenting. Photo by Britt Halvorson

Dragon enchants Museum visitors

Members of Ann Arbor’s Asian Martial Arts Studio performed ‘The Lion Dance’ at the Feb. 20 Lantern festival at the Museum of Art. More than 1,200 people attended the free event, held in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the Museum of Art.’ The exhibition is on display through March 26. Photo by Carrie Lutz