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Students Recognized During Baking/Pastry Medal Ceremony

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 More than 35 Valencia College culinary management and baking and pastry management students were recognized during the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Culinary/Baking and Pastry medal ceremony held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022. This tradition began on West Campus in spring 2018 to honor students completing Culinary […]

Storytelling With Wine? Yes, Please

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Although we weren’t lucky enough to receive an invitation to this event, our students in our Wine Essentials and Beverage Essentials courses had an amazing opportunity to learn about storytelling with wine on Monday, March 28, 2022. Madeline Triffon, a […]

Here Comes the … Cake? Pastries?

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Do we hear wedding bells? Well, not quite, but our students in the Individual Production Pastries course planned for an entire mock wedding banquet in only two weeks, designed to mimic the challenging timeline often provided to hotels or catering […]

Culinary Students Learn About Sushi During Walt Disney...

Thursday, February 10, 2022 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Our culinary students recently attended a Walt Disney World cooking demonstration with Chef Nanor Harboyan — a sous chef at Disney’s California Grill, located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Chef Nanor graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality […]

Students Recognized as Chefs During Baking/Pastry Medal C...

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses More than 50 Valencia College culinary management and baking and pastry management students were recognized during the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Culinary/Baking and Pastry medal ceremony held last month. This tradition began on West Campus […]

Walt Disney World Chef Returns to Valencia for Cooking De...

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses The Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality welcomed its graduate and Disney Chef Camilo Velasco to the Downtown Campus for a cooking demonstration on Wednesday, November 3, 2021. Chef Camilo, who graduated from our Culinary Arts program in […]

Join the Birthday Celebrations at the Downtown Campus

The November birthday cake made by Valencia College Baking/Pastry and Culinary students. Wednesday, November 10, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses  To celebrate our Downtown Campus employees’ and students’ birthdays, save the following dates for our monthly birthday celebrations. And, of course, there will be cake made by our […]

September Is National Food Safety Education Month

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 A Message from Chef Jennifer Denlinger, Professor, Culinary Management September is National Food Safety Education Month — a great opportunity to raise awareness about the steps we can take to safely prepare our food and protect ourselves from food poisoning. Do you know that before students can enter the Culinary Lab, they must […]

Local Employers Hire Culinary and Hospitality Students...

The Walt Disney World Culinary Recruitment team met with Downtown Campus culinary students on Thursday, July 22, 2021. Thursday, August 12, 2021 One of the many advantages for students studying at the Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and Hospitality at the Downtown Campus is the opportunity to meet one-on-one with employers who are hiring, […]

Chef and Culinary Grad Finds Big Success by Thinking Small

Thursday, June 10, 2021 Michael Collantes can’t sit still. That may explain why the Valencia grad (class of 2005) now operates three restaurants in Orlando and has a fourth concept in the planning stages. Not one of the restaurants is like the other; they’re all wildly different. From Filipino-American food to specialty pizzas to omakase […]