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MDC’s Renowned Miami Culinary Institute Featured Live on NBC’s Today Show

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NBC’s Kerry Sanders poses with Chef Collen Engle and his Velveeta dip

Miami, January 8, 2014 - NBC's Today Show did a live segment today from Miami Dade College’s (MDC) acclaimed Miami Culinary Institute (MCI) regarding a potential national shortage of Velveeta cheese.

Senior correspondent and longtime South Florida broadcast journalist Kerry Sanders conducted a fun segment that featured a Velveeta dip prepared off camera by MCI chair, Chef Collen Engle. His dish combined tomatoes and spices to kick up the popular cheese several notches. Sanders and the NBC Network crew were thoroughly impressed with facility and hope to return soon. 

The segment can be seen at this link -

Building upon MDC’s rich history, MCI has quickly developed a reputation for preparing students in the fields of culinary arts and hospitality for career success. The Institute is housed in a state-of-the-art facility that features general kitchen and baking labs, a food and beverage theater with global connectivity capabilities through the latest A/V technology, a first-floor café and bakery, and on the top floor, MCI’s crown jewel, Tuyo. Offering high-quality and value-oriented tuition, MDC is the only public higher education institution in the region offering an Associate in Science in Culinary Arts. 


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