PhOTO BY KIMBERLY BORECKI-TROIANOWCC Culinary Arts instructor Derek F. Anders Jr. (center) and lab assistant Chris J. Troiano talk about their program during a recent on-campus event.

PHOTO BY KIMBERLY BORECKI-TROIANOWCC
Culinary Arts instructor Derek F. Anders Jr. (center) and lab assistant Chris J. Troiano talk about their program during a recent on-campus event.

Here’s something to chew on. If you’re interested in learning about the different facets of the culinary arts and hospitality industry, then you’ll definitely want to check out the Cutting Edge Careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality workshop.

Set for Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Washtenaw Community College in the Great Lakes building, room 202, this event is sure to be a treat, pun intended, for all those who attend.

Sponsored by the Student Resource Center (SRC) at WCC, the workshop will include tableside cooking demonstrations presented by faculty, as well as a delicious lunch prepared by WCC Culinary Arts Instructor Terri Herrera’s CUL 120 Classical Kitchen Operations class.

“We are excited that those who attend this event will take away some great experiences and learn about the different careers within the industry and learn how to prepare for a future in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program,” said Eleanor Brundage, SRC Case Manager. “They will meet and chat with WCC faculty, current students, industry experts and entrepreneurs.”

The Cutting Edge Careers in Culinary Arts and Hospitality workshop is part of an ongoing series of career showcases known as “Highway to High Demand Jobs.” Events such as this one provide a platform for WCC to showcase its occupational courses and programs to prospective students at WCC, high school students and community members.

American Culinary Federation Certified Master Chef Michael D. Russell will serve as the keynote speaker. He’s held Executive Chef positions at MotorCity Casino in Detroit, the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Chef Russell will share his tips for success with those thinking about pursuing a career in culinary arts and hospitality management.

“I have learned a lot through my years and have always vowed to give back what I have learned,” Chef Russell said. “What a great opportunity I have to share this with potential students from WCC.”

Registration is required. To register, visit wccnet.edu/cuttingedgecareers. For more information, call 734-677-5105. To learn more about the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management department at WCC, visit culinary.wccnet.edu.