Culinary Program at Wisconsin Tech College Expands New multi-media demonstration cooking theatre coming in December
Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the state’s first-ever multi-media demonstration cooking theatre, the new Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre. The 6,800 square-foot theatre will feature 120 seats in a panoramic view setting that resembles how meals are prepared on popular television channels. The training facility is expected to be completed by December of this year.
The new project is the result of an outpouring of support from the foodservice industry, recognizing FVTC’s impact as a training leader in culinary arts, food service, and hospitality education. The college received more than a half of million dollars in monetary and in-kind support toward this enhanced learning tool and community resource.
During the past five years, FVTC’s Culinary Arts program has averaged a 96% job placement rate for its graduates within six months of graduation. The program is certified by the American Culinary Federation, and its faculty members are recognized nationally through earning top honors in cooking competitions and other noteworthy initiatives. In addition, during the past three years many culinary students have earned first place and gold-medal finishes at the Wisconsin Restaurant Association’s College Culinary Arts Competitions held annually at the Wisconsin Restaurant Expo in Milwaukee.
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The WRA Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been in existence since 1987 and is one of the nation’s largest state restaurant association foundations. The WRA EF vision is to advance professionalism through education, scholarships and community involvement to ensure the future success of the foodservice industry.