L’École Culinaire's Chef Instructor Jimmy Gentry Featured in Southern Living Contest

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Chef Gentry joined culinary colleagues in effort to name Memphis “The Tastiest Southern City.”

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A large portion of the chefs in the magazine are native to the area, which means we’ve been doing it right for a long time... Our culture and heritage shows in everything we do and are, from the people to the music to the cuisine.

L’École Culinaire’s own Chef Instructor Jimmy Gentry was recently featured in Southern Living Magazine. Gentry was among the chefs the magazine snapped at the “South’s Tastiest Towns” voting party at Hog & Hominy restaurant. Chef Gentry was in attendance to lend his support to Memphis in this popular Southern Living contest.

This renowned culinary magazine will crown the winner of the “The South’s Tastiest Town” in its May issue, but voters can find out earlier on April 15 by logging onto SouthernLiving.com. It has been a close race so far, with Memphis voters proudly and enthusiastically keeping their city in contention.

“A large portion of the chefs in the magazine are native to the area, which means we’ve been doing it right for a long time,” said Chef Gentry. “We are just now starting to get the recognition for food other than barbecue, and don’t get me wrong I love the stuff but we have so much more to offer. Our culture and heritage shows in everything we do and are, from the people to the music to the cuisine. We have heart, and we also have grit.”

As he worked in kitchens, Gentry began to focus on training and development. This led him to his home at L’Ecole Culinaire in Memphis, Tennessee. As a Chef Instructor, he has utilized his creativity and skill set to help create the next generation of chefs by teaching techniques ranging from classic French to contemporary concepts of modern gastronomy and restaurant operations. Chef Gentry assisted in the development and design of L’École’s Presentation Room Restaurant. He leads students in lunch service operations daily.

About L’École Culinaire
L’École Culinaire offers culinary training for the career-minded chef. Students experience hands-on learning and instruction from professionals in the culinary industry. For more information, please visit http://www.lecole.edu.

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