Food, friends, and fundraising! Wake Tech christened the sparkling new kitchen facilities at its Northern Wake Campus with the “Bake Tech Mixer,” a VIP reception, on Tuesday evening, April 25. The event (named for the popular “Bake Tech” video series the college launched last year) raised funds for Baking & Pastry Arts scholarships and program needs.
Some of the Triangle’s top chefs, restauranteurs, and other community leaders joined college officials and guests for delicious foods, prepared by Wake Tech graduate chefs, and a silent auction. In lieu of a traditional ribbon cutting, a giant challah braid was “broken” to officially open the new kitchens! And they are impressive, with 4,100 square feet of professional ovens and stoves, large mixers, walk-in and reach-in coolers and freezers, an ice machine, an ice cream machine, and a blast chiller.
“There’s a lot of excitement about this beautiful new facility,” said Wake Tech President Dr. Stephen Scott. “Our culinary programs are truly outstanding, and this newest expansion will allow our very talented Baking & Pastry Arts students – and instructors – to shine!“
Baking & Pastry Arts will move from Main Campus to the new facilities, in Building K on the Northern Wake Campus, this summer. The program prepares students for entry into the industry in a variety of positions, including pastry chef, cake designer, and bakery manager. Wake Tech’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs will stay on Main Campus.
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