Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students at Galveston College invite faculty, staff and the general public to join them for the spring scholarship luncheon on Thursday, March 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Atrium of the Mary Moody Northen Center at Galveston College.
The students will present a garde manger buffet with a variety of appetizers and savory bites. The buffet project is the culmination of the students’ study of charcuterie products like sausages, pates and terrines, as well as smoking and curing of meats/fish, hors d’oeuvres, salads and condiments.
There will be sweet items for dessert, as well.
Tickets are $20, and reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at (409) 944-1404 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds help fund Culinary Arts scholarships for deserving students.Read More
Galveston College will kick off its 2018 Kids’ College summer program for students ages 10 and older next week. Class dates and times vary.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-based courses this summer include two programs: Advanced Robotics and Virtual Reality Design. There also will be a return of the ever-popular classes in 3D Video Game Design, Minecraft Designers, Minecraft Animators and Advanced 3D Video Game Design. These courses are a great introduction to coding and programming.
Additional offerings include Cupcake Crazies, BLAST Babysitting Basics, Junior Chef and Improvisational Theatre.
To view the complete schedule, visit https://gc.edu/continuing-education/leisure-learning/kids-college/
To register students for classes, visit the Galveston College Continuing Education Department on the first floor of Moody Hall.
For more information, call (409) 944-1344 or write to CE@gc.edu.Read More
Mike Dean (left), principal with Yaga’s Entertainment, and Richard Quintanilla, Chaine des Rotisseurs wine expert, present a $1,000 check for culinary scholarships to Paul Mendoza (center), director of the Galveston College Culinary Arts program, at the Galveston Food & Wine Festival. The funds for the scholarship donation were provided by the Chaine des Rotisseurs and Yaga’s Entertainment.Read More
Chef Paul Mendoza and his Culinary Arts students at Galveston College invite the public to join them for the spring scholarship lunch on Thursday, March 8, at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium of the Northen Building on the Galveston College main campus, at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston.
In a break from tradition, the students will present a garde manger buffet with a variety of appetizers and savory bites.
The buffet project is the culmination of the students’ study of charcuterie products like sausages, pates and terrines, as well as smoking and curing of meats/fish, hors d’oeuvres, salads and condiments.
There will be sweet items for dessert as well.
Tickets are $20, and reservations may be made by calling Mari Macias at (409) 944-1404. Proceeds help fund Culinary Arts scholarships for deserving students.
Chef Nancy Manlove’s passion for food began at an early age.
Like most young women raised in the South, she and her twin sister spent countless hours in the kitchen learning to prepare the treasured recipes passed down from her mother and grandmother.
“Our mother taught us that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so I’ve always enjoyed home cooking,” said Chef Manlove. “But home cooking is not the same as being a professional chef.”
Chef Manlove found her professional calling to cuisine after retiring from a successful corporate career with United Space Alliance working for NASA.
At age 60, she enrolled in Galveston College to pursue a Culinary Arts degree, graduating first in her class with a 4.0 grade-point average.
Her culinary career began in 2012 at Moody Garden Hotel, Convention Center and Spa under the leadership of award-winning Executive Chef Urs Schmid.
As a Galveston College intern, she worked in banquet and events, where the high-volume garde manger station provided her with a tremendous amount of kitchen experience and insight.
Later, she progressed to a role as a fine-dining pantry chef at the four-diamond and Trip Adviser Award of Excellence rated restaurant Shearn’s Prime Steaks and Seafood.
Known for her leadership, public speaking and fundraising abilities honed from years in the corporate sector, Chef Manlove now serves as chef de cuisine at eculent, a modern farm-to-table restaurant in Kemah, Texas, under the creative direction and leadership of culinary artist David Skinner.
The two have formed a high-end catering company and have begun production of their “Two the Table” TV cooking show.
While a student, Chef Manlove also became intrigued with competitive cooking and recipe contests.
Chef Manlove attributes much of her success to the skills and knowledge she received in the Culinary Arts program at Galveston College.
“Attending the program at Galveston College meant learning the art and science of the culinary experience,” Chef Manlove said. “I still make many of the dishes I learned to make as a student – such as garlic soup.”
Chef Manlove says her culinary career has provided her with a wide range of opportunities. She won a trip to Italy in a contest sponsored by Barilla Pasta, where she will have an opportunity to see actual recipes that pre-date Christ.
Her favorite food is steak – whether it’s a classic filet mignon with béarnaise sauce or the traditional Steak Diane. She also has an affinity for international cooking.
“I also love fried chicken – traditional Southern dishes … food that I learned to make as a teenager,” she said.
Chef Manlove encourages prospective culinarians to visit Galveston College and meet with Chef Paul Mendoza, director of the Culinary Arts program.
“There are so many opportunities for students interested in a career in culinary arts,” she said. “You don’t have to spend all of your time in the kitchen. There are careers as food stylists, bloggers and food reviewers and in areas such as competitive cooking. The sky is the limit for those who want to work hard and pursue certifications.”
For more information on the Galveston College Culinary Arts program, contact Chef Paul Mendoza at email@example.com.
Galveston College faculty, staff and advisors are planning an Open House at the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Center is located at 7626 Broadway Boulevard in Galveston, Texas.
Faculty from programs of Welding, Electrical and Electronics Technology, Medical Administration, Medical Coding, Cosmetology, Heating-Ventilation-Air Conditioning-Refrigeration, Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice, and Pipefitting will be on hand to give tours and help with applications, registration and financial aid. Fall credit classes start on August 28, 2017. Some workforce programs are available as Continuing Education programs.
The Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center was opened in September of 2013 as a commitment by Galveston College to provide multiple workforce and technology programs for residents to be trained to enter lucrative careers in the Galveston County area. The programs have produced graduates who have joined the workforce or become their own service industry business owners and providers.
Come visit the Charlie Thomas Family Applied Technology Center Open House on Tuesday August 15, 2017 from 1:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Call 409-944-1404 for more information.Read More