Photos: Inside the $16M Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts, Hospitality Center

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Wednesday, Sep. 25, 2013 8:35 am  

Pulaski Technical College on Tuesday opened the doors to its new $16 million Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute in Little Rock. You can see photos from inside the facility in the slideshow above.

At the event, celebrity Chef Sam Choy gave cooking demonstrations. Other speakers included college President Margaret Ellibee; Pulaski Tech Board of Trustees Chairman Ronald Dedman; Shane Broadway, interim director of Arkansas Department of Higher Education; and Todd Gold, dean of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute.

The institute is a two-story, 60,000-SF facility. There are 11 kitchens, each designed for specific purposes, including candies and chocolates, soups and stocks, and smoking and curing meats.

There's also a wine classroom and a mixology lab, as well as multipurpose kitchens, classrooms, a hospitality suite, computer labs; and a celebrity chef theater with stadium seating for 130 people.

About 500 students are enrolled in culinary and hospitality-related programs at the college.



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