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Two MCC Culinary Arts students win Gold for BBQ recipe


Two Mott Community College Culinary Arts Students won awards at the 27th Annual Hot Food Competition on Jan 27, at Zehnder’s Restaurant in Frankenmuth.

Zenos Dupuis, of Zilwaukee, and Martina LaNone, of Otter Lake, representing the MCC Coffee Beanery, won Gold in the Pork Category for their entry “Eye Gouging Marcy Cutler Spareribs/Pineapple Mango BBQ.”

This year’s theme was Pirates in Paradise – “A Culinary Salute to Caribbean Cuisine.” Professional chefs competed with original recipes based on a Caribbean theme. Proceeds support the Saginaw East Side Soup Kitchen “After School Meal Program.” Visitors enjoy samples of the chef’s creations as well as grand buffets featuring whole roasted Cuban pig wrapped in banana leaves, Jamaican oxtail stew and much more, presented by area culinary students from Mott Community College and the Saginaw Career Center of Culinary Arts.

MCC offers a superior educational experience in the art of cooking at the newly renovated Culinary Arts Institute. Boasting a 36,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility, the Institute features multiple culinary and baking laboratories, garde manger classroom, chocolates and confections laboratory, and an upscale casual restaurant to give you, our student, experience in all aspects of the food service industry. In addition, the facility houses a temperature-controlled wine cellar and dry-aged meat room.

As part of the program’s coursework, students operate the upscale casual Restaurant, Applewood at Second & Saginaw, and the Coffee Beanery, with specialty menus curated by both faculty and students. By honing their craft in these real-world establishments, students gain experience in either a restaurant or café-style food service environment.

At the Culinary Arts Institute, students have the option to complete an associate's degree in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts, Food Service Management, or begin their journey with a one-year certificate in Professional Cooking or Professional Baking. Courses are taught by award-winning, certified executive chefs, and food service professionals with years of industry experience.

Mott Community College is committed to excellence in education and offering services that cultivate student success and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community. With more than 100 academic and occupational degree programs, we help students prepare to achieve more in an ever-changing economy. Through university transfer agreements, high-demand associate's degree programs and one-year certification programs, we help ensure that all Mott students are ready to get more out of life.

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St.,Prahl College Center – Student Success Services Center (PCC-2280E), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1117), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC-2280A), Flint, MI 48503 (810) 762-0191.For important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended these programs, please see the following link: Mott Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


February 12, 2020
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