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Free Culinary Arts Information Session This Saturday

Charlottesville, VA - Piedmont Virginia Community College is hosting an additional information session for its new Culinary Arts associate degree program this Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until noon. The free session will be held in the Auditorium (room M229) of the Main Building on PVCC's campus at 501 College Drive.

The information session is required for students interested in beginning PVCC's Culinary Arts degree program this fall. The session will cover class descriptions, tips for success in the program, student materials and supplies, and instructions for meeting with a Culinary Arts faculty member to register for classes.

Graduates of the new culinary arts program will be prepared for entry-level jobs as chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, caterers, food service managers and more. The program includes credit classes in food preparation, foodservice management, nutrition, safety and sanitation and hospitality industry computer systems. Classes are held in PVCC's new teaching kitchen and classrooms at PVCC's Jefferson School Center located at 233 Fourth Street, NW, in downtown Charlottesville. Additional information about this degree is available at www.pvcc.edu/culinary.

Open enrollment for fall semester 2013 classes is under way. Classes begin Monday, Aug. 26. For additional information, contact the PVCC Admissions and Advising Center at 434.961.6551 or admissions@pvcc.edu. The Admissions and Advising Center summer operating hours through Aug. 2 are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Friday. Beginning Aug. 5, the office is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday.