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Brightwater Offers New Sous Chef Apprenticeship
July 11, 2022
Brightwater recently launched the American Culinary Federation’s Certified Sous Chef (CSC) Apprenticeship program, which offers more hands-on training by culinary professionals and less traditional classroom instruction.
Instructor’s Certification Expands Culinary Medicine Education at Brightwater and in NWA
November 12, 2021
Chef Erin Szopiak has added Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist to her list of credentials, an achievement that is helping expand culinary medicine education at Brightwater and throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Brightwater Instructor Revives Bakery for Scholarship Fundraiser
August 09, 2021
Brightwater instructor Chef Vince Pianalto will revive his Fayetteville bakery La Maison des Tartes at Brightwater on August 20th and 21st. Proceeds will go toward the NWACC Foundation scholarship fund to benefit Brightwater students.
Brightwater Hosts Fort Smith Teachers for Nutrition Education
July 26, 2021
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food hosted Fort Smith public school kindergarten and first grade teachers about food, nutrition and how to create curriculum that combines healthy nutrition with STEAM elements.
Brightwater Students Make Valentine Treats for Hope Cancer Resources and Highlands Oncology Group
February 05, 2021
Chef Aria Kagan's Events Catering class plans, preps and packages Valentine's treats for Hope Cancer Resources and Highlands Oncology Group.
Brightwater Receives $1.8 Million Grant
December 07, 2020
Brightwater received a $1.8 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support new programs, increase professional development opportunities and provide a safe educational environment.
Brightwater to Feature Local Chefs at Food Truck in Springdale
September 17, 2020
Brightwater is partnering with Downtown Springdale to feature rotating guest chefs at Brightwater's food truck in the city’s Outdoor Dining District. View KNWA news story to learn more.
Brightwater Hosts Drive-By Spring 2020 Graduation
August 27, 2020
Brightwater hosted a drive-by graduation ceremony for spring 2020 graduates. Instructors gave graduates white chefs coats and a goodie bag made by the Events Catering class.
Brightwater Prepares for Culinary Instructions Amid Pandemic
July 29, 2020
Brightwater: the Center for the Study of Food at Northwest Arkansas Community College is preparing to teach culinary skills during the pandemic. Brightwater students will master their skills in the kitchen while staying safe. View the KNWA news story.