Executive Chef Oliver Beckert with Jordan Platt-Dice

Executive Chef Oliver Beckert with Jordan Platt-Dice. (Photo by Dan Wagner)

This year the Greene County Career & Technology Center (GCCTC) is hosting its 30th Greene County Christmas Buffet, which will take place Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dan Wagner, GCCTC culinary arts instructor, calls the buffet “a great event for family, friends.”

For the third time, Executive Chef Oliver Beckert from Trump International Hotel Washington DC and Chef Jeff Cecil from Sullivan University will be present. This year, a few alumni will also be in the kitchen. Thirty-four GCCTC culinary students are helping the chefs throughout the day.

“It gives them an opportunity to showcase their talents,” Wagner said of his students.

This year’s buffet will feature three carving stations, and a wide selection of various salads, appetizers and entrees.

“Every year (Beckert) offers something different,” Wagner said.

This year Beckert will be featuring seafood chowder, savory holiday bread pudding, braised apple red cabbage, Trump Hotel’s unique clothesline candied bacon and more.

Cecil will once again bring his southern flair to the kitchen with offerings like his famous smoked meatloaf and his creole.

“We have many travel from as far as Virginia, Kentucky, Pittsburgh to enjoy the event,” Wagner said. “It’s not just for Greene County.”

The event is open to the public. For more information, call the GCCTC at 724-627-3106.

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