Food Network recently launched a new show, American Diner Revival, hosted by acclaimed Chef Amanda Freitag and renovation guru Ty Pennington. The show aired Fridays at 10:30PM ET on the Food Network and as part of the series, they featured the revival of two classic diners here in Southeast Michigan!
Red Hots Coney Island
Based in Highland Park, MI, Red Hots Coney Island has been a staple within the local community since 1921. Despite being a hot spot in the area for 94 years, due to changes in the community, the owners saw need for a change and a revival for their diner. During the whirlwind 36-hour transformation, Freitag and Pennington transformed Red Hots by giving it a retro look and feel. The transformation included updates to the diner’s décor, including new flooring, as well as the introduction of new menu items such as the Pulled Pork Barbecue Sandwich with Cole Slaw and the Chocolate Cherry Icebox Cake, which featured Michigan cherries!
Dena’s Family Restaurant
Located in Monroe, MI, Dena’s Family Restaurant put out the call to Freitag and Pennington to help revitalize this diner packed full of charm and comfort giving patrons a warm feeling of “home” each time they visit. The renovations at Dena’s included replacing the aged carpet with a new wood laminate floor, modernizing the bar stools, and refreshing the booths within the restaurant. Freitag helped freshen the menu with new dishes such as Poutine with Dark Sausage Gravy and a Breakfast Grinder. With a transformed look and some new dishes, Dena’s is ready to continue delivering the comfort of home to the people of Monroe for years to come.
Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts Program
Does the world of cooking intrigue you? Are you excited about the happenings inside a kitchen? Perhaps you thrive in recreating delicious dishes into masterful works for others to enjoy? If this sounds like you, training at Dorsey Schools may be a path you want to consider. The Culinary Arts program at Dorsey Schools (available at the Roseville, MI and Waterford-Pontiac, MI campuses) offers instruction in both the classroom setting as well as in our on-campus kitchens. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and techniques in classes throughout the program. Topics covered in the training include sanitation, knife skills, mise en place, butchering, food preparation, various cooking techniques, baking, nutrition, healthy cooking menu planning, catering, and kitchen management. During the last module of training, students will also have an opportunity to participate in an externship where they can take the knowledge and skills learned throughout the program and put it into practice in an actual occupational setting. The Culinary Arts program at Dorsey Schools is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation’s (ACFEF) Accrediting Commission. Students of the Dorsey Schools Culinary Arts training program will have the opportunity to become active members of the American Culinary Federation (“ACF”) as a Student Culinarian, and ACF student members are eligible to receive an ACF designation of Certified Culinarian after graduation and completing one year of full time employment in the field.
Are you ready to get your new career cooking? If so, contact Dorsey Schools today by calling 888-422-1188 or request information here!
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