RESTAURATEUR GETS AWARD
Sardine Factory co-founder recognized
By KEVIN HOWE
Herald Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 05/12/2007 01:26:32 AM PDT
Monterey restaurateur Bert Cutino was honored with the first Monterey Peninsula College President's Award at a luncheon Friday at the Hyatt Regency Monterey.
Cutino, co-founder and chief operating officer of the Sardine Factory restaurant and a principal in Cannery Row Co. and Foursome Development Co., was recognized by MPC superintendent and president Douglas Garrison for his contributions to the college's culinary arts and hospitality education programs, as well as his philanthropic generosity.
The annual President's Award recognizes a community leader who contributes to the community as a friend or alumnus.
The accolade was the latest honor bestowed on Cutino, a longtime presence on Monterey's Cannery Row.
In 2005, Cutino was named a distinguished fellow by CSU-Monterey Bay for his contributions to the hospitality industry. He was named to Les Disciples d'Escoffier by the Les Amis d'Escoffier Society of Chicago at its annual dinner in Lyon, France, the same year. Les Amis d'Escoffier is an international society of culinary professionals for the purpose of fellowship.