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Houston, Texas: Galena Park ISD's Culinary Arts Programs hosted their Eighth Annual Culinary College Night at Galena Park High School this January. The purpose of Culinary College Night is to bring parents and students closer to post-secondary culinary arts colleges and provide personalized financial aid guidance. Five culinary colleges attended to represent the programs they offer: San Jacinto College North Campus Culinary; Art Institute of Houston; Culinary Institute of LeNoltre; University of Houston Conrad Hilton College of Hospitality; and Johnson and Wales University. Also on hand was a financial aid specialist from San Jacinto College North, Felipe Romero. “These students want to have a career in culinary arts. We are trying to bring the most relevant, accurate information to them at one time and place to make the process as efficient as possible,” said Chef Vasso Espinosa, GPHS Culinary Arts Instructor.

Culinary Arts students from Galena Park and North Shore attended the college night. “It was a great success. The students benefited and parents are more at ease with the process of selecting the best post-secondary institute and applying for financial assistance,” said Chef Espinosa. Two of Galena Park High School's seniors who attended the Culinary College Night, Alexis Mcleod and Ricardo Arenas, have been accepted to Johnson and Wales University, each with a $32,000 scholarship.

 

Culinary Arts Night

Pictured: Representing the Culinary Institute of LeNoltre were Brittney Navarro and Brett Roberts, both 2014 GPHS graduates.

 

Culinary Arts Night

Pictured: As the host school this year, GPHS provided a variety of appetizers and desserts, selected and prepared by GPHS Culinary Arts students. NSSHS will host the event next year.

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Murray | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services | cmurray@galenaparkisd.com | 832.386.1063