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Stratford University Adds New “Street Food” Culinary Course

Stratford University Adds New “Street Food” Culinary Course

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States, around 2.5 billion people around the world eat street food each day. Street food, those ready-to-eat foods and beverages that are prepared and sold on the streets, play an important role in helping to support and identify cultures. The new Street Food course, at Stratford University, will focus on giving students an in-depth awareness about the sector, as well as how they may go about owning their own street food business.

“In today’s economy, it is more challenging to open a restaurant, yet it is a dream of many,” explains Charleen Huebner, the baking and pastry coordinator at Stratford University (www.stratford.edu). “Being a street food vendor is the perfect fit for millions of people around the country. It gives them an opportunity to have a small culinary business, but it eliminates the big expenses of having a restaurant.”

PEATC Presents Topical Institute on School Discipline

From the Parent Education Advocacy Training Center:

FALLS CHURCH— The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) is proud to host a topical institute on the subject of school discipline on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 until 6:00 pm at the Falls Church Senior Center in Falls Church, VA.  The event will feature an attorney, two educational consultants, and PEATC’s Information Coordinator, all of whom work with children and families facing suspensions from school and other disciplinary issues. 

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

Home Built by 90 FCPS Students is Part of this Weekend's Parade of Homes

For 40 years, students in the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) residential construction program have been building houses as part of the partnership between FCPS and the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc. (FATE). This weekend, the 18th house in the series will be part of the Northern Virginia Parade of Homes. Parade homes are open from 1-5 p.m. on April 30 and again on May 1. 

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills) Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills) Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

Stratford University, Woodbridge Campus (Potomac Mills)
Hosts 2011 Health Awareness Fair

WHO:       
Stratford University

WHAT:   
2011 Health Awareness Fair

There will be a Health Awareness event held, hosted by Doctors Express and Stratford University. The event is aimed at helping to educate the public about health care services, careers, and education opportunities in the health care field, as well as presenting ways the community can get involved and live a healthier life. The free event is open to the public and will feature health-related exhibits, information, and prize giveaways. There will also be free health screenings and demonstrations.

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts Spring Career Fair 2011

WHO:          
Stratford University community; prospective and current students; graduates
                       
WHAT:         
Spring Career Fair 2011

Join Stratford University’s Falls Church campus for its annual Spring 2011 career fair. Attendees will be able to meet with local employers to learn about job opportunities, as well as learn about various programs the university offers including Business Administration, Computer Information Systems, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management.

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Some of the companies in attendance:

It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

It's Not Too Late to Be on a Team to Win a Laptop

14th ANNUAL YOUTH SUMMIT ON TECHNOLOGY

Date:     Saturday, May 7, 2011 

Time:      7:30am-4pm

Where:    Charles H. Flowers High School

              10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Road

              Springdale, MD  20774

Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Culinary Arts Dean to Mentor Local High School Students for National ProStart Invitational

Five local high school students from the CS Monroe Technology Center, who will be competing in this year’s National ProStart Invitational, are being mentored by Jordan Lichman, the dean of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Stratford University. The dean, who has helped the students polish their eco-friendly menu, polish their verbal presentation, and adjust the layout their kitchen design, will meet with the students again on the morning of April 25 & 27.

“They are an incredibly dedicated, talented, and astute group of students who are taking their passion for great local, organic, and seasonal foods and designing a very realistic quick casual restaurant concept around it,” explains Dean Lichman. “It’s been a pleasure working with them because they not only have great ideas, they’ve dedicated the time and developed the computer and design skills to win.”