Honoring an Oregon Potato Advocate
Chef Clive Wanstall receives recognition for his support of Oregon farms and the potato industry.
Portland, OR – December 14, 2015 – Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute hosted the fifth annual Goodness Unearthed Best Potato evaluations with the American Chef Federation Pro Chef Oregon (ACF PCO) evaluating approximately 50 entries in four categories – Russet, Red, Yellow and Specialty – for the Oregon Potato Commission (OPC). Winning potato growers will be announced January 27, 2016 at the Washington Oregon Potato Conference.
This is one of several events ACF PCO has collaborated with Oregon potato growers. At The Bite of Oregon ACF PCO coordinated an army of volunteers at the Chef’s Table and raised over $90,000 for the Special Olympics serving more than 20,000 small gourmet plates all made with Oregon commodity crops.
ACF PCO has also helped OPC serve hot baked potatoes at complimentary Potato Bar events at the state capitol and before Oregon State University, Beaver football games. These events help growers connect with public representatives and bring agricultural issues into the public light.
This year one man stood out, Chef Clive Wanstall from the Lane Community College Culinary Program. In addition to volunteering his time at the above mentioned events Chef Clive also organizes and prepares the Whiteaker Community Thanksgiving Dinner serving over 2,000 men, women and children in Eugene.
At this year’s Goodness Unearthed Best Potato evaluation Chef Clive received a plaque in appreciation for his outstanding service to the community.