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Featured Colleague — Pierre Pilloud

By Dani Moritz-Long Freshly picked fruit, frozen treats, charred hamburgers hot off the grill — summertime brings with it an array of delectable culinary delights. Summer also happens to play host to a day celebrating the people behind our favorite summer treats as each year July 25th is National Culinarian’s Day — a day to […]

Valencia Classes Help Clermont Resident Realize Culinary ...

By Dani Moritz-Long With this week playing host to National Culinarian’s Day — a foodie-inspired July 25th annual holiday — we were eager to cook up some stories featuring some of our favorite Valencia chefs, from long-time professors to students with big ambitions. On the southern shore of Lake Minneola, nestled between the serene greenery […]

Valencia Culinary Students Test Recipes to Feed Children...

Left to right: Students Zachary Long, David Whalen, Aja Newkirk and Hannah Young (Not pictured: Ashley Burnette) A message from Falecia Williams, President, West Campus Chef Ken Bourgoin, professor, culinary management, provided Valencia culinary students the opportunity to test recipes for food that is sent to countries all over the world to feed the hungry, through the charity Feeding Children Everywhere […]

Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association Commits...

Left to right: Jetse Pottinga, general manager, Melia Orlando Suite Hotel at Celebration; Laura Sherman, general manager, CLC Encantada Resort; Jim Inglis, program director, Valencia hospitality and restaurant management and professor, hospitality/tourism; Doug Ridge, general manager, Orlando World Center Marriot; Gerald Urquiola, general manager, Caribe Royale Resort and Convention Center; Sandy Shugart, president, Valencia College; […]

Learning is All in the Family for Hawksley Clan

By Joy S. Jones Life for a military family is often fraught with numerous moves. Such was the case for the Hawksley clan. These days, the household members agree that attending college at Valencia is one of their best moves yet. “When people find out that I go to school with my entire family, they can’t seem […]

In the Kitchen with Chef Pierre Pilloud and Valencia’s...

By Joy S. Jones There’s a foodie revolution going on and Friday, July 25, 2014, is Culinarians Day. Get the latest dish on Valencia’s culinary management program from Pierre Pilloud, professor of culinary management and a veteran chef with more than a half century in the culinary industry. With each incoming class of culinary students, […]