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Students in the Culinary Program will be carving ice sculptures for the first time from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, on the Locust Street side of the UT Conference Center at 600 Henley Street.

The Culinary Program students will join representatives of Masterpiece Ice Sculptures, based in Asheville, North Carolina, for the students’ first ice-carving experience. The students also will prepare and serve appetizers to attendees. The menu, presented by Student Executive Chef Britny Thompson, will include zesty brisket sliders, savory potato roses, smoked bacon and grit fritters, and hot cranberry tea.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Culinary Program is a full-time 12-week certificate course to prepare students for careers in restaurants, hotels, catering and sales. The next session begins Jan. 19, 2016.


Gregg Eisele (865-974-3734,

Karen Dunlap (865-974-8674,