Today Senator Karen Mayne recognized students and faculty from Salt Lake Community College’s Culinary Arts Program. For more than 25 years, the Culinary Arts Program at SLCC has been preparing students for careers as chefs or food and beverage supervisors in a wide range of industries.
For the past three years, through a strong and unique partnership between the SLCC Culinary Institute and the Capitol Preservation Board, these students have been preparing and serving food on Capitol Hill. They handle the catering for many of the meals served across the Capitol complex, both during the legislative session and throughout the year.
These students are working to earn an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts. As part of their requirements to graduate, students must have 1,500 hours of on-the-job training in addition to their two years of classroom instruction. Working on Capitol Hill provides these students with the opportunity to earn 1,000 of those required hours.
During the legislative session, the students will prepare and serve more than 30,000 meals utilizing 2,100 pounds of tater tots, 1,500 pounds of chicken, 500 pounds of cheese, 450 pizzas, and 60 gallons of fry sauce.
Thank you SLCC culinary students and good luck in your future careers!