Last semester, librarians re-homed @ 4000 cookbooks with Secchia Institute for Culinary Education students and chef faculty, as well as interested foodies on campus. The books were part of a generous donation of @6000 cookbooks from the extraordinary collection of the late Robert Lippert, a career culinary educator and Michigan & National Restaurant Association speaker. Several titles that had been on the Library’s “want list” were obtained for our library collection. The remaining 2000 cookbooks were donated to the Kent District Library’s Cascade Branch for a future book sale.
As a “thank you” to the Facilities employees and student workers who did the HEAVY lifting involved in a donation of this size, we thought cake would be a great way to end the project. (OK – we think cake is a great addition for all occasions.) Another big “thank you” goes out to Chef Audrey Heckwolf , professor of Baking, Retail Bakery, & Personal/Private Chef, and Dr. Werner Absenger, Program head of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education, for graciously providing THREE cakes for our project-ending get together. Grace Higgins, the SICE student who created the cakes is shown (above left) when the cakes were delivered this morning! Yum! Below, the smile on this library student assistant’s face was shared by all who partook. Yum!!!