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Vanderbilt Culinary Academy Graduation 2024

Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2024 in Uncategorized.

Vanderbilt Campus Dining celebrated the achievements of 19 graduates from its Culinary Academy, a specialized program tailored to enhance the skills of the university’s dining staff. The graduation ceremony, held on April 22 at Alumni Hall, marked the culmination of a rigorous curriculum designed to enhance the overall experience of Vanderbilt’s dining program.  

The investment in employee development not only fosters a sense of belonging and job satisfaction but also enhances Vanderbilt’s renowned dining program. Graduates received certificates of completion, professional chef’s knives, and uniform patches as recognition of their achievement. The program is approved for 48 continuing education hours toward the initial or recertification application for the American Culinary Federation certification. 

In attendance was Chancellor Daniel Diermeier who commended the graduates’ commitment to lifelong learning and growth. He emphasized the significance of the culinary arts as a unifying force, echoing the sentiment that cooking is an ancient symbol of community and diversity. Diermeier acknowledged the indispensable contributions of the dining staff expressing his gratitude in their role in nourishing the Vanderbilt community. He underscored how their efforts foster a sense of belonging and facilitate meaningful dialogue and scholarship on campus. 

The Culinary Academy graduation served as not only a symbol of individual achievement, but also as a testament to Campus Dining’s commitment to fostering collaboration something that overall defines the Vanderbilt experience.