Sept. 29, 2008
Contact: Amber Parker
Farrell interns at restaurant in Ireland
COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Mississippi University for Women senior culinary arts major Laura Farrell from Paducah, Ky., traveled to Ireland this summer after receiving the Women’s Chef and Restaurateur Externship Scholarship.
Farrell traveled to The Emerald Isle in June and July to work with Chef Paul Flynn.
For the duration of her stay, she worked as an intern at the Tannery Restaurant in what she described as a “supportive environment.”
“The culinary arts program has given me the skills necessary to be successful in a professional kitchen environment, as well as encouraging values such as professionalism and commitment,” she said.
Farrell learned about the scholarship from the Women’s Chef and Restaurateur in an offer on the culinary arts listserv.
Her plans upon graduating are uncertain, but she remains open-minded to opportunities in the future. With one additional fall semester to complete, she will continue her work at Blackberry Farms located just east of Knoxville, Tenn.
The Culinary Arts Institute also has been fortunate to have 2008 graduate Reid Lilly accepted into the food science graduate program at Mississippi State University.