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UA-PTC to host screening of new James Beard documentary

May 30, 2017

UA-PTC's Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute is partnering with AARP Arkansas and AETN to host a screening of a new documentary titled James Beard: America's First Foodie, which will air later on AETN.

The screening begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, in the Celebrity Chef Theater in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the film at 6:30 p.m. and then a panel discussion with area chefs.

AARP Arkansas frequently presents free screenings of first-run and recent releases of Movies for Grownups to AARP members and the general public.

A preview of the new documentary can be seen here.

The new documentary profiles the life and career of James Beard, who was often referred to as "The Dean of American Cuisine." He was a professional chef, cookbook author, teacher, syndicated columnist and television personality. He trained generations of professional chefs and food enthusiasts at his the James Beard Cooking School in New York City and in Oregon and wrote more than 20 books. He died in 1985 at the age of 82.

In 1991, The James Beard Foundation was established in his honor and provides scholarships to aspiring food professionals and champions the American culinary tradition which Beard helped create. Students at UA-PTC have been the recipient of such scholarships.

This event is free but you must register at this link:

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