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Chef Jock delights many with luncheon demonstration

Photo by Rebecca Long

Photo by Rebecca Long

By Beverly Harris-Walker

bwalker@jacksonprogress-argus.com

In honor of Administration Professionals Day the Butts County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon featuring distinguished Chef Frank Jock.

Chef Jock was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. He continues to refine his craft by attending continuing culinary education classes at both Culinary Institutes of America locations and Johnson and Whales University.

He served meals for Presidents Carter, Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr., and Clinton. He also had the opportunity to serve distinguished individuals such as Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, Chris Chelios, Doug Wilson, and entertainers including Jimmy Buffet, Paul McCartney, and Oprah Winfrey.

Citizens from various walks of life arrived at Central Georgia EMC to enjoy an exceptional combination of chicken salad, pasta salad, green pea salad, Asian green salad, and Tiramisu for dessert.

"It is the best Tiramisu I have ever eaten," said Carol Weaver of the Mimosa Garden Club.

Chef Jock assisted by Terri Urbano treated attendees with a demonstration of the Tiramisu dessert and offered pointers of different variations to satisfy a variety of pallets.

"God has blessed me to be able to have the given skills to do something everyday that I truly enjoy doing," said Jock. "Cooking is the pathway to find a person's soul and is meant to be shared."

Door prizes were sponsored by Jackson Flower shop, Mary Lee's China and Gifts, United Bank, McIntosh State Bank, E's Specialty Gifts, Eyes for Design, City of Jenkinsburg, CUBA, Central Georgia EMC, Brookwood Animal Clinic, and Chamber volunteers.

Money raised from this event goes toward a scholarship for a Jackson High School Senior and is paid directly to the college in which they attend.