The Culinary Institute of Savannah at Savannah Technical College is proud to announce the hiring of two new faculty members, Chef Jean Yves Vendeville and Chef Matt Cohen. Chef Jean Yves Vendeville will serve as the new Department Head and Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program while Chef Matt Cohen has been recruited to work as an Associate Instructor teaching Principles of Cooking at the college. “I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to teach within the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College,” says Chef Matt, owner of Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Café now located at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler. “Having the ability to change people’s lives through higher education and the sharing of knowledge is a true gift.” 912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen is pleased to join The Culinary Institute of Savannah’s faculty at Savannah Technical College. Recruited for the position of Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program, Chef Matt will be teaching Principles of Cooking at the college. Chef Matt was hired along side of Chef Jean Yves Vendeville who will serve as the new Department Head and Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program.
“I am both excited and humbled by the opportunity to teach within the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College,” says Chef Matt. “Having the ability to change people’s lives through higher education and the sharing of knowledge is a true gift.”
Chef Matt Cohen, owner of New South Café & Professional Chef Services, is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world. He then went on to earn his degree in Hospitality Management at Florida International University, one of the top three hospitality universities in the country.
Cohen is a hospitality industry veteran and founder of two hospitality and tourism organizations: The Coastal Catering Alliance and the Savannah DMC (Destination Management Company). Cohen has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career, including 2008 Best Chef of the Year by Connect Savannah Magazine in their annual Best of Savannah Readers’ Poll and the Small Business Chamber’s 2008 New & Emerging Small Business Award.
About New South Café:
Opened in 2006, the New South Café offers comfort food gourmet style, matching your appetite for a new culinary experience with your hunger for the authentic food of the south. Now located in West Savannah, Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Café at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Pooler is currently open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11am to 2pm, serving his most popular dishes from New South Café’s Express Bar, with plans to open for dinner in the near future. Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as the In House Caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance. For more information call 912-748-8888 for catering and venue rental availability. www.thenewsouthcafe.com
About The Culinary Institute at Savannah Technical College:
The Culinary Institute at Savannah Technical College is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. The program emphasizes technical and theoretical knowledge combined with the practical application of basic food preparation and service techniques, sanitation, equipment use, and safety. There are currently over 70 students enrolled in the Degree and Diploma programs. 912.443.5700 www.savannahtech.edu