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CCCCD Welcomes New Culinary Arts Professor

CCCCD Welcomes New Culinary Arts Professor

November 14, 2002 - The Collin County Community College District Hotel/Restaurant Management program is pleased to welcome its first full-time culinary arts instructor and professional chef Brooke Brantley.

Brantley comes to CCCCD from the Windham Hill Inn in Vermont where he served as executive chef and supervised culinary student interns. He has also served as chef at resorts and restaurants. He is looking forward to sharing his culinary knowledge and skills with future chefs.

"The culinary arts program at CCCCD has an excellent reputation in the industry. My goal is to pass along to the students what I've learned so that they can carry that into their careers," said Brantley.

Brantley was valedictorian of his graduating class at the well-regarded Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York.

"The Culinary Institute of America is the premier culinary arts school in the United States. It has an innovative curriculum and a distinguished faculty. In addition to Brooke's intensive training at CIA, he has taken it upon himself to fine tune his skills at various high-end restaurants. I think Brooke will be an asset to the culinary arts program at CCCCD," said Karen Musa, program coordinator.

Brantley has received many honors including the President's Scholarship for Scholastic Achievement and the Schiefflin Award for Scholastic Achievement in Hospitality Management. Prior to going into the culinary arts field, Brantley spent eleven years in television news.

For more information about the culinary arts program at CCCCD, call 972/377-1672.