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August 18, 2011                                             

Former Limestone Grille co-owner, Chef Tad DeLay, to teach at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus welcomes former Limestone Grille chef/co-owner, Chef Tad Delay, to the college as a full-time faculty member in its hospitality program this fall. Chef Delay will teach Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s advanced level cuisine courses.

Chef Jeff Taber of Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s Hospitality Administration Program says that Ivy Tech is excited to welcome Chef Delay to the college this fall. “Chef Delay has over 35 years of experience, and has worked in some of the finest restaurants and country clubs in the area,” he said. “Chef Delay brings with him expertise and connections in the local culinary community for the benefit and success of Ivy Tech students.”

Cuisine courses that Chef Delay will teach include: Classical Cuisine, which focuses on mastering the Classical French cooking methods; and Specialized Cuisine, which focuses on International Cuisine and the cooking techniques associated with it.

Chef Delay served as chef/ co-owner of Opie Taylor’s and the Limestone Grille for 19 years. He has been an active member of the Bloomington restaurant community.

“Chef Delay’s expertise will bring students wonderful opportunities to gain the knowledge and skills necessary in the industry,” Taber said. “Plus, he can play a vital role in assisting our students with quality job placement upon graduation.”

Ivy Tech Community College fall courses begin August 22. For more information about course options or application information, log on or call 1-888- IVY LINE.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.