Friday, December 14, 2007

New MySpace page connects foodies everywhere to Phoenix culinary scene

Scottsdale Culinary Institute (SCI) announced today that faculty, students, foodies, area visitors and those interested in learning more about the school can now connect online through its newly-launched MySpace social networking Web page.

Offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music and videos, MySpace has become one of the most popular websites in the world. With over 200 million users, including rock bands, politicians and even the Pope, MySpace has become a powerful forum for self-expression and networking for individuals and groups.

“Most of our students are very tech-savvy. When they are not in the kitchen, many of them spend a great deal of time on the Web,” said Jon-Paul Hutchins, executive chef of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute. “Our MySpace page allows students, chef instructors and alumni to connect and anyone interested in learning more about a modern day Le Cordon Bleu affiliated culinary school can really get a feel for our collective personality.”

The school’s MySpace page, http://myspace.com/scottsdaleculinarychefs includes a bi-weekly blog penned primarily by Hutchins with contributions from students and other faculty, a slideshow photo gallery of pictures taken on campus and around the Scottsdale area, information about student clubs, campus events and volunteer opportunities. Alumni profiles, information on student interests and upcoming local culinary happenings also provide interesting content for visitors.

About Scottsdale Culinary Institute
The goal of Scottsdale Culinary Institute is to be a leader in innovative culinary education. The school offers certificate, specialized associate degree, and bachelor degree programs in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts, le Cordon Bleu Hospitality and Restaurant Management, and Le Cordon Bleu P√Ętisserie and Baking. All credential levels are not available for all programs. The Le Cordon Bleu curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning, and is delivered by skilled and caring faculty. SCI promotes the professional growth of its students while fostering a mutual commitment between the school and the community. For more information, visit www.chefs.edu.

About Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America
Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America is the largest provider of quality culinary arts education with 14 affiliate schools throughout the United States. Few institutions possess the distinguished reputation of Le Cordon Bleu, which established its first culinary school in Paris in 1895. For more information about Le Cordon Bleu Schools North America, go to www.lecordonbleuschoolsusa.com.

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