Updates from Johnson County Community College: Hospitality Days Open House

Shawnee Mission Post Sponsor - January 7, 2019 10:00 am

JCCC’s Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy (WHCA) is one of Johnson County’s finest hidden gems. Our world-class facility is home to the region’s top instructors and leading technology, all of which paves the way for the next generation of best-in-class chefs, food service managers and hospitality leaders.

On Jan. 14, we’re opening our doors to the community for an afternoon of free (yes, free!) hospitality and culinary classes. Attend our open house and choose from three 50-minute classes every hour taught by our renowned chefs.

Michael Milster, Director, WHCA, says, “Our Hospitality Days Open House classes will be of particular interest to people in the hospitality business, and prospective students. We’ll have faculty on hand to answer college and career questions.”

Check out our lineup of topics:

3 p.m.

  • Croissants: What is laminated dough? Learn the terminology and techniques for building lamination with butter and how to properly portion, proof and bake laminated dough for a flaky and delicious product.
  • Technology and Hotels: Are We Losing the Balance Between High-Tech and High-Touch? Preview new hotel management technology and learn how to balance perceived benefits with the level of service guests expect.
  • Herbs: Learn how to grow, flavor and cook with herbs.

4 p.m.

  • Conducting Your Own Food Safety Audits: Discuss all aspects involved in developing a food safety audit for your establishment.
  • Barbecue: Discover how to use rubs, marinades and woods for a delectable meal.
  • Art of Presentation: Enjoy a demonstration on current trends for creating an edible buffet setting display with elevation, color and texture.

5 p.m.

  • Selection, Care and Use of Professional Cutlery: Learn about the different quality levels of professional cutlery, the importance of edge maintenance, and the basics of professional knife handling.
  • Keto, Vegan, Gluten-Free Oh My! Designing Your Menu to Meet Customers’ Nutritional Needs: Current fads, special dietary concerns and food allergies make menu design a challenge. Learn how to design your menu to better serve customers with unique dietary needs.
  • Labor Cost – A Runaway Freight Train: Controlling labor costs is one of the biggest challenges food service establishments encounter. Learn how to manage it through practical menu planning.

Questions? Learn more.

Your tomorrow is waiting

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the hospitality or culinary industries, look no further. According to Milster, “JCCC’s hospitality programs offer a truly world-class education in a very affordable way. Our students are very successful in the industry without huge student loan debt.”

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