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View Brightwater's news stories to learn more about the culinary school's impact on students and the community. 

Brightwater Prepares Thousands of Meals for Hospital Workers

June 11, 2020

Staff at a local culinary school doing their part to feed hundreds of frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Brightwater’s NWA Medical Meal Fund started in March, since then nearly 40,000 meals have been prepared from this kitchen.

Brightwater Brings in New Executive Director from Chicago

September 06, 2019

Brightwater's new executive director, Marshall Shafkowitz, will be on campus by the end of the month. Marshall is coming to one of the newest culinary programs in the country from the oldest. Listen to KUAF National Public Radio's interview to learn more.

Marshall Shafkowitz Named Brightwater Executive Director

August 15, 2019

Marshall Shafkowitz has been named the new executive director of Brightwater at NWACC. Marshall was previously the executive dean of Washburne Culinary and Hospitality Institute at Kennedy King College in Chicago, Illinois.

Brightwater Chef to Bring Culinary Arts to Kids

April 01, 2019

At NWACC's Kids' College program, Brightwater Chef Erin Szopiak will be guiding kids on a food journey that will consist of making a variety of cuisines while embracing their cultural and social origins.