Chef's Toque Society

ici Chef's Toque Society

Do you want to make a lasting difference on the careers of aspiring chefs? The Iowa Culinary Institute (ici) offers friends of ici the honor to be part of the exclusive ici Chef's Toque Society. Here is your chance to support our students' calling in life… and enjoy the honor of this society.

ICI's Executive Chef Robert Anderson is a member of the Honorable Order of the Golden Toque, an elite group of American chefs honored for their work in culinary education and the restaurant industry. He's one of only 99 chefs in America with this distinction and the society's only working chef from Iowa. Now he has brought the Toque Society to DMACC to recognize those who support the college's culinary arts program through their generous gifts.

Toque Recognition

Through your support to the DMACC Culinary Arts program, you can become an ici Chef's Toque Society member. We have established four recognition categories for Toque Society members.

Platinum Toques--$5,000 or more contribution
Platinum Toques will receive 1st level status. Membership includes:

  • Special complimentary cocktail reception with guest French chefs before the French Chef dinners held in January
  • Two reservations at Progressive Dinner
  • Two reservations at Annual Culinary Tour of France
  • Two reservations at DMACC World Food Prize Dinner
  • Opportunity to accompany the students, staff, and French chefs to Chicago during the Annual Chicago Hotel and Restaurant Tour in January 2008
  • Invitation to a private dinner party for the French chefs at Nelson-Sticks' house in January 2008.

Gold Toques--$2,500-$4,999 contribution
Gold Toques will receive 2nd level status(3). Membership includes:

  • Special complimentary cocktail reception with guest French chefs before the French Chef dinners held in January
  • Chance to reserve two places at Progressive Dinner(3)
  • Chance to reserve two places at Annual Culinary Tour of France(3)
  • Chance to reserve two places at DMACC World Food Prize Dinner(3)

Silver Toques--$1,000-$2,499 contribution
Silver Toques will receive 3rd level status(2). Membership includes:

  • Special complimentary cocktail reception with guest French chefs before the French Chef dinners held in January
  • Chance to reserve two places at Progressive Dinner(2)
  • Chance to reserve two places at Annual Culinary Tour of France(2)
  • Chance to reserve two places at DMACC World Food Prize Dinner(2)

Bronze Toques--$500-$999 contribution
Bronze Toques will receive 4th level status(1). Membership includes:

  • Special complimentary cocktail reception with guest French chefs before the French Chef dinners held in January
  • Chance to reserve two places at Progressive Dinner(1)
  • Chance to reserve two places at Annual Culinary Tour of France(1)

Additional Membership Options

You also can become an ICI Toque Society member through your support of ici's gourmet dinner series or donate items for ici's Silent Auction to support the French Chef Exchange Program. Contact the ici office at 515-964-6655 for more details.

Join us as an ici Chef's Toque Society member today. Life's calling.


 


(1) Based on availability after Platinum, Gold, and Silver Toques have made reservations.
(2) Based on availability after Platinum and Gold Toques have made reservations.
(3) Based on availability after Platinum Toques have made reservations.

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