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Food + Wine: Pairing Made Simple with special guest Jerry Edwards


August 09, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
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The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC

Please join iconic The Carolina Inn and special guest speaker Chef Jerry Edwards CPCE (owner of Chef's Expressions Catering and Consulting) for an evening of wine education designed specifically for the catering and events industry.  Learn simple and uncomplicated ways to sell and service wines to your clients in a lively and interactive setting.

About Chef Jerry Edwards CPCE:
Jerry is Past National President of "The National Association of Catering Executives," having served an unprecedented 3 terms. In 2007, Jerry was inducted into the NACE Hall of Fame, an honor bestowed to only 6 other people in NACE's 48 year history.

Besides having built one of the most successful Catering companies in his region, Jerry has traveled the world, training and assisting Caterers, Chefs and Event Planners to animate their guests' culinary experience. Jerry is the Food editor for Catersource Magazine and writes a column entitled "From The Chef" for each issue. He was recognized by "Special Events Magazine" as a top 20 industry leader to watch; by "Catering Magazine" as Wedding Caterer of the Year 2000; by "The Academy of Tourism and Travel" as Caterer of the Year 2000 and nominated as Industry Leader of the Year 2004. He was the first Catering member of the Year for NACE in 1992 and 1993. In 2004, he won the Nation's Capitol "Iron Chef" competition and also won the Baltimore NACE Iron Chef competition. He has won over 30 industry competitions including three ACF Gold Medals and the prestigious "Best Chef" for the Meals on Wheels Culinary Extravaganza.

His recipes and accomplishments have been seen in the following National Magazines: Food Arts, Special Events, Catering Magazine, Catersource, Culinary Trends, Restaurants and Institutions, Restaurant Hospitality and Chef.

Jerry is an active member of The Chaine de Rotiseurs, Society of Wine Educators, ISES, NACE, AIWF, IACP, National Restaurant Association, Baltimore Development Corporation, Downtown Partnership, Greater Baltimore Committee and BACVA.

Jerry lives in Baltimore with his wife Julie Brown-Edwards and his two daughters Amanda and Stephanie. He recently completed a 1 year stint as host of "Talk Cuisine", a radio program that focuses on the pleasures of entertaining and cooking.

Since his career in catering consulting and administration has taken off, he finds peace and solitude in his custom-built Tuscan style kitchen where he creates wine dinners for family and friends. Jerry is currently working on his first book entitled "The Seasons of the Grape" a book on seasonal cooking and wine pairing in wine growing regions.

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