Colorado Culinary Academy Signs On As A Culinary Sponsor For FCCLA State Leadership Conference

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Colorado Culinary Academy (CCA) will be a culinary sponsor for the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2015 Annual State Leadership Conference, held April 9 – 11, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver, CO. This year’s sponsorship will include culinary demonstrations, judges for the STAR Culinary Competition, kitchen ware for culinary participants and exhibition at the FCCLA Youth Expo.

FCCLA at Colorado Culinary Academy

CCA is an avid supporter of professional culinary education in Colorado, including every demographic and every community.

This year’s FCCLA conference theme is “Life Thru the Lens – Capture the Past, Act in the Moment & Direct in the Future”. The goal of the conference is to celebrate, recognize, and communicate the value of FCCLA with programs such as Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry and FCCLA at the Table. CCA is committed to supporting FCCLA and its high school culinary programs through Family and Consumer Science across the State of Colorado.

When approached by Colorado State FCCLA Director Robert Van Dyke to become a sponsor for the 2015 STAR Culinary competition, CCA felt it would be an ideal opportunity to continue supporting high school culinary students who intend pursue careers in the culinary world. CCA is an avid supporter of professional culinary education in Colorado, including every demographic and every community.

CCA is an additional and attainable resource that joins the ranks of other respected local culinary organizations that provide formal culinary training to future chefs and future culinary educators alike. Recent high school graduates, like Ritz-Carlton employee Christian A. Smith, have been able to enter the culinary industry and begin building their careers immediately following graduation from the CCA. Colorado Culinary Academy conference participation includes:

  • Culinary Demonstrations Workshop, Friday, April 10, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Renaissance Hotel, Colorado Culinary Academy Chef Patricia Belaire

  • Youth Expo Exhibitor, Thursday, April 9, 2015, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Renaissance Hotel

  • Colorado STAR Culinary Sponsor, Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Johnson & Wales University

About Colorado Culinary Academy
CCA offers an accelerated, comprehensive and hands-on 12-week Professional Culinary Training Program based on classic French cooking technique.

Approved and regulated by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, Division of Private Occupational Schools, CCA is certified and endorsed by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation as a Quality Program school. Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School, CCA is also approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to teach both veterans and their eligible dependents. For more information, please contact Paul C. Kelly at (303) 220-6996, or email admissions(at)coloradoculinaryacademy(dot)org.

About Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Since its founding in 1945, FCCLA has involved more than nine million youth. FCCLA has a national membership of nearly 220,000 young men and women in nearly 7,100 local chapters. There are 53 state associations including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

FCCLA’s mission is to promote personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner and community leader, members develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communication, practical knowledge and career preparation. For more information, please contact Robert VanDyke, FCCLA State Adviser at (720) 858-2330, or robert.vandyke(at)cccs(dot)edu.

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