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Culinary Arts program is achieving its goals

Visions and dreams are being fulfilled at Iowa Central and Willow Ridge

February 9, 2014
Messenger News

Seven years ago, in the spring of 2007, a close family friend, Don Decker, called me with an interesting proposal that, in hindsight, would prove to be a life-changing conversation. Move my family, a wife and two young children, and come to the United States of America and start a Culinary Arts program at Iowa Central Community College. The curriculum for the courses students would complete on their way to graduation had not been written, equipment had not been purchased and there was no true facility/kitchen learning classroom to speak of, a true clean slate if you will. The dream of a new culinary facility was shared, along with a vision of a student-run restaurant facility.



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