The Beginnings of the Culinary Arts at JC

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With the compliments of Philip Gore and the Appliance Traders Group (ATL), the College was presented with a Food and Nutrition Lab facility on March 6, 2013.

In keeping with global trends and emerging non-traditional opportunities for employment and advancement, the foods lab is a step in the right direction.

At present, the local culinary landscape has been dominated by Old Boy and Chef-du-Culinaire Brian Lumley. Though Lumley’s training was not received at JC, his drive to succeed in this arena is a positive source of encouragement for current students. If Lumley’s success is any indication of what a culinary programme at Jamaica College could offer, then the prospects are tremendous.

Principal Ruel Reid, amidst his exuberance, indicated that this lab and other near-future undertakings at the College are conscious efforts being undertaken by the institution to ensure students pursue viable career paths.
May 2015 will mark the inaugural sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Examination Certificate (CSEC) Food and Nutrition Examinations at Jamaica College.



Author: Nickiesha Findley

Photos by: Bejaun Jones


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Principal Ruel Reid, Christine Gore and Food and Nutrition teacher Patrice Harris-Henry, pose with other members of Faculty, Student Council Representatives and upper school students at the recent handing over ceremony.

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