Sierra Pelona Vintners Wine Festival

2014 Beneficiary

The 2014 Beneficiary is College of the Canyons

Proceeds from the Festival will be donated to College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Arts. Slated to open Fall 2014 at their Valencia Campus, their newly developed Institute for Culinary Arts will give students the opportunity to earn certificates in Wine Studies, Hospitality Wine Service, Baking & Pastry, and Achievement in Culinary Arts.
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The Need

The Santa Clarita Valley needs a modern, efficient, affordable, and accessible education center where all aspects of the Culinary Arts can be taught to the highest possible standards – a place where instruction in the Culinary Arts will be conducted by the most talented and respected professionals available, at an affordable cost — and of the highest quality — that will encourage students of all ages and backgrounds who wish to pursue the Culinary Arts as a lifelong profession. Among the more than 2000 restaurants in Santa Clarita and Los Angeles, are some of the finest eating places in the country. These restaurants need well-trained, creative and passionate employees for generations to come, underlining the need for a permanent teaching facility on the College of the Canyons campus.

Construction Has Begun!

A groundbreaking ceremony for the College of the Canyons Institute for Culinary Education was held in August 2013. The building is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2014.

Our Vision

This facility will be a 12,000-square-foot building in an architectural style that underlines both the simplicity of the reflective glass surfaces found on nearby structures and underlines an elegant sophistication appropriate for a building that will serve educational as well as social functions. Individual elements include a Demonstration Kitchen,” two Savory Kitchens, a Sweets Kitchen with a Chocolate Room, and Wine Studies Classroom.
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