Valencia College Culinary Students Got a Preview and a Surprise at Victoria & Albert’s!
Hello MickeyBlog friends! We at MickeyBlog love reporting on Disney news but we love even more sharing stories where Disney invests in the local community!
Disney recently did just that with local Valencia College Culinary Students who experienced a truly special evening!
Culinary students from @ValenciaCollege previewed Victoria & Albert’s newly reimagined dining room and were surprised with a $50K donation to enhance the program’s education experience. 🍽 Here's a look at this special evening: https://t.co/WrWqoXdJaF pic.twitter.com/PuiYNas59y
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) July 22, 2022
Disney has a long history of investing and inspiring local students in the community.
They recently invited culinary students from Valencia College to experience an exclusive first look and unforgettable experience inside the newly reimagined dining room at Victoria & Albert’s.
Surprise for Culinary Students
Local students got a sneak peek at the exclusive restaurant before it’s grand reopening later this month.
But they received another surprise! Students were also shocked (in a good way) with the news of a $50,000 donation to Valencia College Foundation to enhance its culinary program.
“We’re so inspired by our future storytellers here at Disney and loved welcoming these students for a hands-on learning experience at the ‘culinary crown jewel’ of Walt Disney World Resort,” Senior Vice President of Operations Maribeth Bisienere said.
“Victoria & Albert’s is a special restaurant filled with talented cast members, and they were able to give students a real glimpse into the Disney cast life and unique culinary careers across the resort. If we impacted even one student’s journey, we know we’ve made a world of difference.”
A Magical Evening
In addition to the exciting news, students got to interact with fellow alumni and food & beverage cast members to share their culinary experience at Disney!
The students heard inspiring stories and received advise on growing their culinary path at Disney.
“The investment in our future culinarians is one of the most important things we can do as chefs,” Disney Chef and Valencia College Alumni Nick Walker said. “I love what I do and only want it [the industry] to get better, which means making sure future generations are better than me.”
This is just one amazing example of Disney investing in the local community!
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Article Source: Disney Parks Blog
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