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Culinary Students Appetize Governor’s Ball

When Washington’s new governor Jay Inslee is inaugurated in January, students from the Clark County Skills Center will be there. Skills Center Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts program students will provide hors d’oeuvres for the Governor’s Ball and Reception, Wednesday, January 16th at St. Martin’s University in Olympia.


Invited by the Washington State Chefs Association and The American Culinary Federation, the students will prepare the fare Tuesday, January 15th. Skills Center Chef/Instructor Andrew McColley and Restaurant Management Instructor Greg Retchless are opening the kitchen to reporters, air personalities, photographers, camera persons and all other members of the media on the 15th beginning at 8:00AM.


Read more about this event in the Oregonian.

Check us out on the "Out & About with Drew Carney" on channel 8 news.

For more information and/or to make an appointment, contact Robbin McColley at (360) 604-1054 or (360) 901-5189. The Skills Center program, accredited by the American Culinary Federation, is one of the top secondary culinary programs in the nation. Learn more at


Owned and operated by ten southwest Washington school districts, the Skills Center provides technical and professional training programs to prepare Clark County high school and college students for the workforce.


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