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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 […]

Chris Russom Shares His Sweet Skills With Students

Thursday, May 13, 2021 A Message from Terri Graham, Interim President, West and Downtown Campuses Chef Chris Russom, part-time faculty, culinary management, is teaching our students to be artists. For the past three years as a Valencia College professor, he teaches Advanced Decorating Skills, now at the Downtown Campus — and his sweet skills are being […]

Valencia Donates Culinary Equipment to Second Harvest...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Valencia College has donated $30,000 worth of culinary equipment to the Second Harvest Food Bank. This equipment was previously used by our culinary students on the West Campus and was replaced when the program moved to its new home at the Downtown Campus. “It’s simply not just about giving for the Valencia […]

Chef Jenn Named Southeast Chef Educator of the Year

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Our very own Jennifer Denlinger, professor, culinary management, recently received the 2020 Southeast Region American Culinary Federation Chef Educator of the Year recognition. To be selected as Chef Educator, applicants must submit an in-depth application that includes letters of recommendation, professional development activities in the field of education, an original lesson plan […]

Culinary, Baking and Pastry, and Hospitality Programs...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Valencia College’s Culinary Management, Baking and Pastry Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management programs have two new, virtual venues to showcase their student’s work: Facebook and Instagram pages. “This brings extra learning opportunities to the table, and promotes a sense of community with socialization in […]

Culinary Students Compete in IGNITE Collegiate Challenge

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Eight of Valencia College’s culinary students competed for scholarships during the inaugural IGNITE Collegiate Culinary Competition at the Taste of Colorado Show on Friday, October 18, 2019, at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate. The competition — presented by Colorado Boxed Beef Company — featured four […]