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Kirkwood to Host Chef Basil’s Scholarship Celebration Dinner

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (October 8, 2018)–The Hotel at Kirkwood Center will host a special scholarship dinner in memory of Chef Basil Hadjis on Thursday, October 11. Chef Basil opened the Vernon Inn, also known as The Greek Place, in 1976. He was a well-known restaurateur in the Cedar Rapids community for over thirty-six years before […]

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Culinary Arts Program Ranked No. 16 in Nation

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (September 12, 2016)-Kirkwood Community College’s Culinary Arts program ranks as the 16th best culinary school in the country according to Best Choice Schools. The top-20 ranking was part of their list of the 50 best culinary schools in the U.S for 2016. Best Choice Schools, which focuses on giving prospective students relevant […]

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The Eagle5 for the Month of September 2016

A look at the top five news stories for Kirkwood Community College for September 2016.

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Hotel Welcomes Chumnanont as Banquet Manager

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center is pleased to announce Ploy Chumnanont as the new Banquet Manager. A graduate of both Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and the California School of Culinary Arts, Pasadena, Calif., much of Ploy’s experience comes from four- and five-star properties in Burbank and Beverly Hills. Ploy refined her banquet planning and hospitality […]

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Putting Kirkwood Students on the Map

A Hospitality Arts student receives instruction The Hotel at Kirkwood Center GM Belfield’s national role creates buzz for Kirkwood  The Hotel at Kirkwood Center’s General Manager Lee Belfield works every day to put The Hotel, and by extension Kirkwood graduates, at the top of the hospitality industry list. Now, as a board member of the […]

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Kirkwood Guest Chef Series: Mexico’s Yucatan Region

Menelia Romero (L) and Paulina Espinosa (R) Mother-daughter culinary team featured at The Hotel at Kirkwood Center, Oct. 6 Kirkwood’s Guest Chef Series travels in a new direction, exploring authentic flavors and rustic style of Mexico’s Yucatan region. The mother and daughter culinary team of Minelia Romero and Paulina Espinosa share their cooking styles at […]

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