Culinary Connections to Community Colleges

This whitepaper is an exploration and analysis of modern culinary trends, and how design can be the connective tissue between the community and educational collective. 

Throughout history, society has never had a more diverse and accessible world of food at their fingertips. American food culture in particular has become a complex intersection of family tradition and global influence that is constantly redefining itself. Modern society has made food available and accessible to us through a near infinite number of means, and left us with the question of: How can culinary arts and hospitality education both respond to and drive this demand?

The two-year college experience is uniquely tuned into providing excellence in culinary arts and hospitality education. Because food service and hospitality academics have inherently strong connections to the communities they serve, these programs can produce valuable amenities beyond the
student/faculty population, and benefit the greater public.