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Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre Opens

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Taste Takes Center Stage

FVTC Opens Exclusive Culinary Theatre

With an annual graduate placement of nearly 100% and a full program of about 300 students each year, Fox Valley Technical College’s Culinary Arts program is leading the way in training cooks and food service professionals to meet strong regional demands for these skills. In fact, the program continues to keeps its best practices a step ahead of industry standards.

The new 8,500 square-foot Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre at FVTC opened in January to further enhance the learning environment for culinary students. The facility, which is located near entrance 10 at FVTC’s Appleton campus, is Wisconsin’s only culinary theatre and one of just a few in the United States.

Fueled by a lead challenge gift from Jones Dairy Farm in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, the theatre features tier-style seating for 120 and panoramic vantage points for optimum cooking demonstrations. Jones’ support spurred additional donations from the private sector to help create the high-tech facility. Various camera angles and zoom capabilities pinpoint the greatest of detail for virtually any cooking experience.

FVTC’s Culinary Arts program is among elite accreditation by the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the authority on cooking in the United States since 1929 with more than 20,000 members representing 200 chapters. The program at FVTC is one of 7% in North America to have earned exemplary status.


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One of-a-kind in Wisconsin: The Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre at Fox Valley Technical College