Welcome to Chef Aran Essig's Corner

Chef Essig teaching at the Student Cooking & Nutrition Series held Spring 2004.Congratulations Chef!!

We are so very proud of you!!

Chef Aran Essig, UNC's Executive Chef for Dining Services/Catering was honored Monday, January 21, 2008 with the Culinarians’ Code award from the American Culinary Federation Colorado Chefs Association (ACFCCA).

“This award is one of the highest awards the American Culinary Federation can give. It is given to a chef who lives his life and his profession guided by the principles of the Culinarians’ Code. Chef Aran is an outstanding example of professionalism. He is respectful to all who come in contact with him. He generously gives of his time and energy to promote others in the pursuit of culinary excellence through education.” -Joan Brewster the Executive Director of the ACFCCA

Chef's "award winning" Recipe: Caramelilzed Onion and Chevre Cheesecake with Toasted Walnut Crust

January 2014: Farm Show presentaion (PDF)