SLC was proud to be among several Ontario colleges chosen to represent advances in culinary education innovation at College Day at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.
The College Day showcase is an opportunity for students and college faculty to demonstrate their culinary and hospitality expertise to MPPs, college presidents, and community leaders. This year's College Day highlighted new techniques, technologies, or innovations within the culinary industry.
SLC Chef Professors Richard Hendy, Leslie Leacy, and students Zachary Vecchio, Lemuel Yamzon, Marilou Sabad, from the Culinary Management and Advanced Cook Apprenticeship programs showcased the innovative use of virtual reality (VR) to teach food preparation, inspection of a food establishment, and venue staging for hospitality. SLC’s display also included delicious samples made by the students of Strawberry and Mango Pâté de Fruit for visitors to take home with them.
“I’m so proud of our team who represented the best of our Culinary programs and their innovative approach to teaching,” said Glenn Vollebregt, SLC President and CEO. “Colleges prepare students for in-demand careers and the ever-changing, high-tech world they’ll be living and working in. Innovations like using Virtual Reality to teach is another example of the practical education we give our students and of the incredible skill set they graduate with.”