Event Celebrates First Bilingual Culinary Arts Program in the Nation's Capital PR Newswire 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: http://www.suagm.edu/capitalareacampus ^i Source: http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/State-Statistics/2014/district-of-columbia ^ii Source: http://www.aspenwsi.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/The-Restaurant-Workforce-in-the-United-States.pdf ^iii Source: http://www.restaurant.org/Downloads/PDFs/State-Statistics/2014/district-of-columbia Contact: Brian Van Hoven, (202) 870-3446, email@example.com Mayra Ramos, (407) 234-0306, firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Ana G. Mendez University System (AGMUS) Website: http://www.suagm.edu/capitalareacampus
Event Celebrates First Bilingual Culinary Arts Program in the Nation's Capital
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