Wine & Food Society of Clark County donates to cuisine remodel project

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Vice President of Development for Clark College Foundation Lynn Andrews and Wine and Food Society of Clark County Chair Susan Page at Clark's Bakery. Photo by Wine and Food Society of Clark County.

Left to right, Lynn Andrews, former VP of development for Clark College Foundation, and Wine & Food Society of Clark County Chair Susan Page at Clark’s Bakery storefront. Photo by Wine and Food Society of Clark County.

Clark College Foundation welcomed the Wine & Food Society of Clark County to campus February 13, 2015, to thank them for a $1,000 gift for its cuisine remodel.

Lynn Andrews, the now-former vice president of development, and Wine & Food Society of Clark County Chair Susan Page, gathered at the college’s Bakery retail space to discuss the donation.

“Having the Wine &  Food Society of Clark County as a partner in this endeavor fortifies our commitment to the community of providing relevant and practical education so Clark graduates will be prepared for jobs in the industry,” said Andrews.

The college is remodeling the existing cuisine and baking space, enhancing classrooms and the retail dining room, adding a food court and kiosks and new equipment. Clark College Foundation is currently raising funds for the project.

The Culinary Arts’ curriculum is undergoing a face-lift too. Based on input from public and industry partners and a survey, updated teaching methods will focus on demonstration training, theory and skill development.

The new program proposal recommends:

  • holding lab activities on fundamental culinary skills and techniques,
  • demonstrations by certified instructors and visiting chefs about local, regional and international cuisines,
  • providing vegetarian, vegan and food-sensitive options,
  • teaching industry trends and career options, and
  • accepting new students only in the fall with several certificate and degree options.

Clark College’s Culinary Arts, Food program opened on campus in 1958. Today’s facility was built in 1980 and at that time considered state of the art. Over the years there have been minor upgrades, but there have been no structural or service improvements to the facility.

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