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Beaver Creek and CMC team up with culinary apprentice program

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

BEAVER CREEK ” Colorado Mountain College’s culinary arts program has teamed up with Beaver Creek Mountain Dining to expand culinary opportunities in the Vail Valley. This new partnership will give the college’s culinary apprentices more benefits and an enhanced learning experience as they work toward their associate of applied science degrees in culinary arts.

Apprentices will complete a minimum of 4,000 hours of work experience and rotate through some of Beaver Creek’s restaurants, including Beano’s Cabin, Allie’s Cabin, Zach’s Cabin, SaddleRidge, Toscanini, The Rendezvous Club, and Red Sky Ranch’s Silver Sage and Summer Thyme.

“Work experience in a variety of settings, catering to clients with discerning palates and exploring a passion for food shared by the community is a recipe for success,” said Todd Rymer, director of the Colorado Mountain College culinary apprenticeship program at the college’s Vail-Eagle Valley Campus in Edwards. “Our students are learning their trade in Zagat Award-winning eateries, private full-service clubs and the ski industry’s only Certified Green Restaurant, Spruce Saddle Lodge. Their class work through CMC amplifies this learning process.”

CMC classroom learning is designed to give in-depth theory and critical thinking skills to maximize restaurant experience. Sixteen cooking classes detail technique, fundamental cooking procedures and culinary vocabulary. There are also classes on nutrition, supervision, menu planning, cost control and basic computer applications. Students are trained to be well-rounded and ready for the world upon completion of the program.

“This exciting partnership provides enhanced education for talented up-and-coming chefs while helping to grow awareness of Beaver Creek as a culinary destination,” said Beth Howard, director of mountain dining and clubs for Beaver Creek Resort.

For more information on the apprenticeship training program, contact Todd Rymer at trymer@coloradomtn.edu. Detailed program information and applications can be viewed at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/programs/cua. For more information about Beaver Creek Resort restaurants visit http://www.beavercreek.com.


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