ART INSTITUTE ORANGE COUNTY: WHERE STUDENT CHEFS HELP STUDENT VETS

As a chef, I get to meet some of the most interesting people, but the people I met at the Art Institute of California – Orange County Chef-a-Palooza in March were among the best. The AI culinary arts program “chopped it up” for their annual open house, with a Friday night fundraiser for the Student Veterans of America and a Saturday elimination-style competition event. I’ve worked with a lot of high school and secondary level students, and this time, I worked side by side with veterans who ranged in age from their early 20’s to their late 40’s, all looking to begin new careers and [...]

April 5th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly|

CLINT JOLLY TELLS A CULINARY STORY

for Best Chefs America, By Alison Sher Clint Jolly calls himself a culinary storyteller. Every plate of food tells a tale, and when Jolly cooks, he gets to write the narrative. People naturally recall past experiences when they taste familiar flavors. Our tongues take us to a different time and place.  “As a chef I have the ability to transport people through their collection of memories,” says Jolly. “And I love it.” His culinary repertoire is global. He offers a “Compose Your Own Memoir” private dinner, where he makes meals from around the world that recreate culinary memories for his patrons. Jolly’s catering company, Great [...]

March 8th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly|

RENO CHEF CLINT JOLLY JOINS TWO EVENTS AT THE ART INSTITUTE OF CALIF. ORANGE COUNTY

Chopped Restaurant Impossible Champion Mentors Student Chefs RENO, Nev. – The Art Institute of California, Orange County, culinary program welcomes Chopped: Impossible Restaurant Challenge Champion Chef Clint Jolly for two great events March 10 and 11 at The Art Institute’s Santa Ana campus. On Friday, March 10, the Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter will host a fundraising dinner at campus restaurant 50 Forks and on Saturday, March 11, the Art Institute culinary program will host an open house featuring Chefapalooza, a culinary competition where students will compete head-to-head to create a meal that will wow Chef Clint Jolly and the other judges. “We are [...]

March 6th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly|

MY NEW YEAR TREK TO THE YUCATAN!

I knew I was on to something. The street markets with the freshest produce sold with more joy than anywhere I’ve ever seen in the U.S. to the smoked meats of the carneceria – home away from home for this butcher’s son – launched my fourth excursion to discover more of the flavors, aromas and textures of cuisine in the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico. Big mistake, however, to take my gringo travel partner, Chris, who doesn’t speak Spanish and isn’t very adventurous to the carneceria, or butcher shop, before eating what ended up being my favorite dish of the entire trip, Pollo Asado. Chris enjoyed [...]

February 25th, 2017|Chef Clint Jolly|

CHEF CLINT JOLLY TEAMS WITH ST. VINCENT’S FOOD PANTRY, RENO MEDIA GROUP

Reno’s Chopped Champ dishes up hot soup for donations—Warm Bowls for Warm Hearts RENO, Nev. – Reno celebrity chef, Clint Jolly, and his Great Thyme Catering Company are teaming up with the Reno Media Group and their respective radio stations to support St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, a service of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada, for the holidays at the group’s broadcast offices, 961 Matley Lane, Monday, Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chef Clint and team will serve up steaming bowls of Smoked Ham and Heirloom Bean Soup with a hunk of savory bread from Truckee Sourdough to the first 250 people who [...]

December 19th, 2016|Chef Clint Jolly|

CHEF CLINT JOLLY TEAMS UP WITH MELLOW FELLOW OF RENO

I am often asked when I'm opening a restaurant and I always say never. Well, I didn't open one but I am working with the team at Mellow Fellow of Reno on a new menu. They asked me to create a fun menu to serve with their amazing beers. So here’s where we started! What’s better with beer than house-made sausages, with a decent amount of Mexican influence and all with love and my unique touch on it. Let's get the ball rolling with this menu and some specials, then see where we can take a GastroPub in the #biggestlittlecity We start serving today! (December [...]

December 1st, 2016|Chef Clint Jolly|
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