Ashland University Chef to be Cooks Camp Instructor

Ashland University Chef to be Cooks Camp Instructor

7/16/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - Pete Wallin, chef/manager in Ashland University’s Student Dining, will be returning as an instructor at this year’s 12th Annual Cooks Camp held at Tri-Rivers Career Center in Marion July 17-20.

The four-day workshop is for Ohio high school senior culinary students in the Food Service Management and Culinary Arts Programs. It is Ohio’s longest running camp for aspiring chefs.

Senior students will work with the Chef Team to prepare and serve a full-course gourmet meal for their parents and industry partners at a Grand Banquet. Wallin will be instructing the students for the vegetarian breakout group and will provide them with a sense of what life is like in a working kitchen.

Wallin has worked as a chef and production manager at Ashland University for 15 years. This will be his second year as a chef at the Cooks Camp.

He himself attended a chef’s vocational program and he enjoys the opportunity to give back. “I have great hope for the culinary future of the United States when I see the high level of expertise amongst these students,” Wallin said.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2013, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###