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TCC SHOWCASES HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY PROGRAMS AT OPEN HOUSE
Chefs/faculty to greet visitors and offer facility tours



NORFOLK, Va. – (March 12, 2004) – Tidewater Community College hosts an open house in the Culinary Arts Labs on Saturday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 350 Granby St. in Norfolk. The public is invited to learn more about the hospitality management and culinary arts curriculum, and guests will be able to tour the facility and meet faculty and chef instructors. The open house is free and open to the general public.

TCC’s hospitality management program provides career-building skills in the rapidly expanding hospitality industry. The curriculum blends hands-on experience with professional, technical and liberal arts courses. The associate of applied science degrees in both hospitality management and culinary arts enable students to enter executive training and management positions in hotels, restaurants, clubs, catering and other food and hospitality services.

Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37 th largest in the nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. † Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.

 
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