HGTC International Culinary Institute Achieves Leader Status
James Beard Foundation Presents Smart Catch Award to Fowler Dining Room.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) is proud to announce that the International Culinary Institute (ICI) of Myrtle Beach Fowler Dining Room has achieved Smart Catch Leader Status by the James Beard Foundation.
“We have a commitment to sustainable sourcing and always worked hard on sourcing responsibly. This past year, we took it to the next level with the help of the Smart Catch Program and the James Beard Foundation,” said Joe Bonaparte, Executive Chef and Director of the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach.
The James Beard Foundation partners with chefs and other leaders to work toward a better food world. One of the roles of the Foundation is to support the culinary community to become effective advocates for causes that make a positive change in the world now through food and about food and for the next generation.
“Due to the diligence in meeting the Smart Catch Leader requirements and eliminating red items from the menu, we are so excited that The Fowler Dining Room is Smart Catch Leader. Thank you for your commitment to sustainably sourced seafood. The overall performance in the program in the past year has been excellent,” said Megan Storms, Impact Programs Coordinator for the James Beard Foundation.
“Special thanks to Chef Joe Bonaparte and our outstanding faculty and staff at the ICI of Myrtle Beach for your unwavering commitment to our students, our community, and our planet,” said HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn Murphy Fore.