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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 […]

Disney Aspire Program Provides Tuition, Books for...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses Did you know that more than 40 students who are Walt Disney World full-time and hourly employees are attending Valencia College’s School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality on the Disney Aspire program? For a recent article about program, visit the WMFE website…

Walt Disney World Announces $1.5 Million Gift to...

Walt Disney World Resort has announced that it will invest $1.5 million in Valencia College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality programs, as we prepare to move those programs to the Downtown Campus. This significant investment will help fund state-of-the-art classrooms and cutting-edge equipment for students at the reimagined Walt Disney World Center for Culinary Arts and […]

Gingerbread Masterpiece Makes its Debut at the West Campus

By Dani Moritz-Long Not all of Santa’s helpers are 3 feet tall with peculiarly pointed ears, and not all of them channel their creative energy into toy making. On the contrary, some of his esteemed helpers wear chefs’ hats and spend their days assembling gingerbread houses. At least, that’s the case with the culinary crew […]

Celebrating Culinarians Day with Chef Jennifer Denlinger

For the past few years, we’ve celebrated Culinarians Day with features about our award-winning culinary program and the people who make it special. This year, we’re celebrating Culinarians Day, which officially falls on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, with a reflection written by Culinary Management Professor Jennifer Denlinger, who leads Poinciana’s state-of-the-art culinary program. A Message from Jennifer Denlinger, […]

Going Downtown – Culinary Arts and Hospitality Faculty...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses With Valencia’s School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality to be based on the Downtown Campus, several Valencia faculty members are preparing to serve the Downtown community in a new innovative space specially designed to instruct and inspire culinary students. Below you’ll find a brief introduction […]

Chef Jennifer Denlinger to Showcase Culinary Skills at...

Much like the chef who inspired the unlikely hero of Disney • Pixar’s “Ratatouille,” Professor of Culinary Management Jennifer Denlinger believes that, with the proper training, “anyone can cook.” While none of Jennifer’s current students physically resemble “Ratatouille’s” rodent protagonist, the film’s anyone-can-do-it theme certainly inspires her role at Valencia and beyond as an educator passionate about teaching others […]

Prospective Culinary and Hospitality Students Visit West ...

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses More than 160 culinary and hospitality students from five Orange County Public Schools visited West Campus on Thursday, March 1, 2018, for a National Academy Hospitality Symposium to learn about culinary and hospitality careers, with the goal to excite and engage them in pursuing careers […]

Culinary Demonstration Hosted on West Campus

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, West Campus culinary students were in for a treat. Professionals, including Chef Steven Rujak, professor of culinary management and executive pastry chef at Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, and Top 10 Cake Artist Chef Mark Seaman, certified master cake […]

Feast During the Grand Buffet, Friday, April 21

Once again, the time has come for our West Campus culinary students to demonstrate their mastery of the culinary arts, under the guidance of Chef Pierre Pilloud, Chef Ken Bourgoin, Chef Steven Rujak, Chef Mackie Hefka and their talented garde manager and pastry apprentices, in the Grand Buffet — Grand Patisserie. This culinary feast, which is $20, will […]