Savannah Tech’s Chef Jean to demonstrate how to prepare a traditional French Christmas Eve dinner at the Effingham College & Career Academy

#1239 | December 6, 2011

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College Department Head and Instructor of Culinary Arts Chef Jean Yves Vendeville will demonstrate how to prepare a traditional French Christmas Eve dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 at the Effingham College & Career Academy(2940 Highway 21 South, Rincon, GA 31326).

Chef Jean’s French traditional Christmas Eve Dinner menu includes: Foie Gras, Boudin Blanc, Sweet Bread, Roast Turkey with Chesnut stuffing, Gratin Dauphinois, White Asparagus, Yule Log and Petit Fours.

An Evening with Chef Jean is open to the public, but will be limited to the first 50 that register. The cost to attend Chef Jean’s presentation along with a tasting and recipes is $20 per person. Register by Tuesday, December 13 with Dr. Barbara Prosser (912.754.5610 or Payment will be accepted via PayPal. Checks should be payable to “Savannah Technical College Foundation.”

The presentation will introduce Savannah Tech’s Culinary Arts program to the Effingham community. In Spring 2012, STC will offer Principles of Baking at its Effingham Campus for the first time.

Chef Jean has been with STC since December 2008 and has led student teams to two consecutive American Culinary Federation (ACF) Southeast Regional Championships – in 2010 in the Hot Food Team competition and in 2011 in the Knowledge Bowl competition. He recently achieved his ACF Lifetime Certification as an Executive Pastry Chef. He also holds a Lifetime Certification as an Executive Chef from the Chef Association of America.

He is developing his first book, entitled Croquembouche: The Art and Technique. His book will focus on pastry and desserts, prepared in traditional French technique. It will include 250 color photographs and recipes of his creations. His book is slated for publishing next year by Taylor and Francis of London and will be distributed internationally.

STC offers ACF-accredited diploma and degree programs in culinary arts through the Culinary Institute of Savannah. The college currently enrolls 200 students in culinary arts programs. For information, visit


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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (