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The Chef’s Academy Hosts National ProStart Summer Institute

Local Culinary Institute Hosts Week-Long Program for Culinary Educators from Across the Country

Raleigh, NC, June 08, 2013 --( The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced it will host nearly ProStart instructors from across the country for the national ProStart Summer Institute taking place Sunday, June 23 through Friday, June 28 at The Chef’s Academy in Morrisville, located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd.

This week-long workshop will provide 24 educators from across the United States with a forum to learn cutting-edge skills, which can be implemented into the classroom. The workshop will focus on skill development covering both industry skills and teaching pedagogy, with topics including customer service, nutrition, career basics and purchasing, as well as cooking instruction with various food groups. In addition, instructors attending this workshop will have the opportunity to tour Rex Hospital's culinary and dining facilities where the winning student of The Chef's Academy Rex Hospital Nutrition Competition will be helping to prepare his or her original recipe for the entire hospital on Wednesday, June 26.

ProStart brings the industry into the classroom through a curriculum that includes the many facets of the culinary education and careers, and sets a high standard of excellence for students. This summer institute program will allow instructors to acquire hands-on experience and training with industry professionals that they can bring back to share with their students.

To learn more about the summer institute, visit or to register for the event, visit

“Through the ProStart Summer Institute we hope the ProStart instructors can learn valuable information that will help their students become better prepared to pursue their goals and dreams,” said Chef Jeffrey Bane, Morrisville campus president and national dean for The Chef’s Academy. “We look forward to developing relationships with the instructors of ProStart, as it is an honor to participate in event that encourages continued education among students and educators alike.”

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The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 5,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit

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