Northern Michigan Recipe: 20 years ago and fresh out of culinary school in upstate New York, Fred Laughlin was recruited to launch the fledgling culinary program at Northwestern Michigan College. Laughlin and Traverse City proved a matched pair, and over the course of two decades the chef has been instrumental in growing the program now known as the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Along the way, Laughlin has kept a skilled eye to incorporating local ingredients into the school’s curriculum—currently, he says, almost a third of the teaching food is locally produced. Whet your appetite for local foods Great Lakes Culinary Institute–style with one of Laughlin’s favorite seasonal recipes.

Click here for Fred Laughlin's Apple-Glazed Barbecued Chicken recipe.

This recipe was first featured in September 2012 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine. Order your copy!