Greenville Culinard holds grand opening

Dec 21, 2012

Virginia College in Greenville recently celebrated the debut of Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College.

More than 150 guests enjoyed a tour of the facilities, live student cooking demonstrations and an enjoyable array of elegant food including rack of lamb prepared by Culinard faculty and students.

Education Corporation of America (ECA) CEO Tom Moore spoke at the ceremony and thanked area employers for their interest and employment of Culinard graduates. "We are in the business of transforming lives, and our Culinard program continues our mission to provide area employers with trained, career-ready graduates."

Virginia College Campus President Mitch Sudy complimented the faculty including Program Director Mark Bergstrom and his team. "Thanks to your dedication, Culinard students will gain skills that enable them to pursue a career in the culinary arts and the chance to turn their passion into a profession."

Grand opening attendees included Regional VP Jack Clark, Greenville Chamber of Commerce President Ben Haskew and Culinard faculty members Anastasia Kiminski, Victor Singleton, and Mark Bergstrom (Program Director). Also pictured are Campus President Mitch Sudy, Chef Antony Osborne (Culinard Academic Dean) and ECA President and CEO Tom Moore.

A Culinard student looks on as Culinard instructors Chef Anastasia Kiminski and Chef Victor Singleton carve roasted lamb, one of the event's featured dishes.

Chef Antony Osborne joins Culinard chefs instructors Mark Bergstrom, Victor Singleton, and Anastasia Kiminski.