Event Celebrates First Bilingual Culinary Arts Program in the Nation's Capital
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014
WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Washington, DC is one of the Nation's culinary "hot spots" with a
burgeoning restaurant scene estimated to reach $2.8 billion in annual
What: revenue in 2014^i. To serve the growing need for trained
professionals, Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS) is launching the
area's first bilingual culinary arts program on March 26.
Local chefs will be on hand to show off their culinary expertise and
christen AGMUS' new state-of-the-art kitchen laboratories in Northeast
Washington. AGMUS' President Dr. Jose F. Mendez and Chancellor of
Universidad del Este, Alberto Maldonado Ruiz, Esq., will be joined by
Washington, DC Mayor Vincent Gray and DC Councilmembers for a
ribbon-cutting ceremony and a discussion about the program's benefits
both in and out of the kitchen.
When: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Ana G. Mendez University System (Sonia Gutierrez Building)
514 V Street NE, 2^nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Who: Participating chefs include:
Resident Chef, Mio Restaurant, Giovanna Huyke
Executive Chef, Sodexo Senior Living, Graham Collette
Culinary Arts Program Director, AGMUS, Chef Roberto A. Rosario
Hispanics make up 22% of individuals working in restaurants and bars
nationwide^ii. As this population grows, so does the need for qualified
Why: individuals in the culinary field. In fact, the field is projected to
grow 6.6%, or add 3,900 more jobs in the District of Columbia alone,
within the next ten years^iii.
To address these statistics, AGMUS' new program offers students the
opportunity to build both the technical and linguistic skills needed to
establish and maintain successful careers in the flourishing culinary
industry. In addition to the dual language track, AGMUS also offers an
English-only program that also provides the necessary skills to be a
competitive force in the workplace.
To attend this event, please contact Brian Van Hoven at (202) 870-3446 or
Ana G. Mendez University System (Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez) is
comprised of three universities, Universidad del Este, Universidad del Turabo,
and Universidad Metropolitana. In 1996, the Universidad del Este established
the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Jose A. (Tony) Santana in
Carolina, Puerto Rico. The program is unique since it is the first to be
offered in two formats: English and dual language (English and Spanish). Now
the School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts Jose A. (Tony) Santana opens its
doors in Washington, DC with the goal of providing quality learning
experiences that will assist students in attaining professional positions in
the industry. For more information, please visit:
Contact: Brian Van Hoven, (202) 870-3446, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayra Ramos, (407) 234-0306, email@example.com
SOURCE Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS)
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