The Transylvania Times -

By Jeremiah Reed
Staff Writer 

Community College Cooks Up Culinary Class – Brevard NC


Chef Greg Spencer, seen here at Mayberry’s Foods Commercial Kitchen on North Caldwell Street in Brevard, is leading most of the new culinary courses for Blue Ridge Community College. (Times photos by Derek McKissock)

A new culinary program at Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) hopes to give local students a jump-start in their careers in the food service industry.

The Blue Ridge Culinary Institute will officially launch this fall, with all classes being held in Transylvania County. The program comes just months after the introduction of BRCC’s Craft Beer Academy.

Ben Kish, director of Workforce Training Development for BRCC, said the culinary program originated much in the same way the beer academy did, with a large demand for a new crop of employees from an industry that previously had nowhere to...

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