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Chef Eddie Wilson of the Chef’s Academy Joins North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation Board

Executive Chef of Local Culinary Institution to Serve on Board of North Carolina Nonprofit Supporting Hospitality Education.

Raleigh, NC, June 29, 2013 --( The Chef’s Academy (, 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, has announced that Eddie Wilson, executive chef of the institution’s North Carolina campus, has been named to the North Carolina Hospitality Education Foundation (NC HEF) Board of Directors. As a member of the organization’s board, Wilson will work to advance the hospitality industry by collaborating with others in the restaurant and lodging industries to innovate new ideas and support the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association on crucial legislative issues.

A nonprofit organization that offers scholarships to students studying hospitality and tourism, the NC HEF provides developmental and educational support to current and prospective members of the state’s hospitality workforce. As a division of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA), the organization represents more than 16,000 businesses and their employees across the state and works to safeguard the interests of its members and protect their business interests while ensuring the safety, health and enjoyment of the dining and lodging public.

“I am honored to be joining the board of an organization that is so beneficial to our state’s hospitality industry,” said Wilson. “NC HEF helps support current and entering students of The Chef’s Academy through scholarships, grants, continuing education and career programming, so I am eager to get involved as an advocate of the hospitality industry in North Carolina.”

"At The Chef’s Academy we are consistently focused on community service and actively work to develop relationships with the communities surrounding our campus and across the state," said Chef Jeffrey Bane, Morrisville campus president and national dean for The Chef’s Academy."The Chef's Academy and NC HEF share the same goal of building North Carolina's hospitality workforce and we are proud to offer our support."

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The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 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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