Midwest Culinary Institute chef wins international recognition
September 30, 2010
Rick Potter, a well-known chef in Northern Kentucky and an instructor at the Midwest Culinary Institute, has been inducted into the Panamerican Forum of Professional Culinary Associations.
Potter has been traveling to Central and South America for the past eight years to participate in culinary events and serve as a judge in cooking competitions. The Panamerican Forum represents culinary associations in Mexico, Central and South America.
Potter has also been named an “international judge’’ by the World Association of Chefs Society. This gives him standing to serve as a judge in any international culinary forum in the world.
He has also been named “Chef of the Year’’ by the Academia Culinaria de las Americas.
Potter is executive chef and owner of the Stringtown Bar & Grill in Florence, Ky. A certified executive chef, he has been an adjunct instructor at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College’s Midwest Culinary Institute since 1993.
He is the manager of the Midwest Culinary Institute’s Culinary Olympic Team, and holds 17 International Gold medals.
This year in November, the MCI Culinary Olympic team will compete in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.