Polytech Student Honored for Culinary Achievements

Former Hunterdon County Freeholder and member of the Chaine Des Rotisseurs, George Muller, recently recognized Polytech student Mark Steifel for his academic achievement and professionalism in Culinary Arts with the Brillat Savarin Award and Scholarship.

Mr. Muller presents this award annually to one Culinary Arts student at Polytech who demonstrates outstanding qualities of a young professional with high achievement and rigor in the field of study. In recognition of his achievements, Mark Steifel received $250 towards his post-secondary pursuits and was awarded the Brillat Savarin Award.

Mark was nominated for this award by Polytech’s Culinary Arts Instructor, Chef Paul Ingenito. “During his 3 years with Polytech, Mark demonstrated strong qualities found in aspiring culinarians. Mark has the utmost respect for the industry, and the chefs he works under. He takes great pride in his work and is a strong team member in the kitchen. Mark always maintains a pleasant disposition and possesses intangible qualities such as will, passion and desire. I’m happy he is being recognized for his achievements,” said Chef Ingenito.

Chaine Des Rotisseurs is the world’s oldest international gastronomic society with its origins dating back to the 1200s in France.  The society is based on the traditions and practices of the Old French Royal Guild of meat roasters, and its primary mission is promoting excellence in all areas of the hospitality industry, as well as camaraderie and enjoyment of fine food and wine.  The society was revived in 1950 and includes both professional and amateur members in over 90 countries.

For more information about Polytech’s Culinary Arts program visit www.hcpolytech.org or call 908-284-1444.