Art and Bev’s Bistro Specials: 4/20/10-4/23/10

These are the specials for Art and Bev’s Bistro for April 20 – 23.  The Bistro will re-open Tuesday, May 11 for another six weeks of business.  They look forward to seeing you all this summer.


  • Mac and Cheese $3.00
  • Soups: Potato and Bacon or Butternut Squash


  • Prime Rib Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich w/Fries $5.00
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken Pizza $4.00
  • Stuffed Peppers $4.00
  • Soups: Fire Roasted Vegetable, Bean and Ham, or Cheeseburger Soup

Thursday | Closed

Friday | Closed

Photos: World Pastry Cup US Tryouts – Team USA Selected

World Pastry Cup 2010 US Tryouts at GRCC

Over the weekend, eight of the best pastry chefs in the country competed in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at GRCC.  Assisted by students from the Secchia Institute they produced fantastic creations in chocolate and sugared glass, accompanied by chocolate tortes and plated desserts.

World Pastry Cup 2010 US Tryouts at GRCC

The entrants were judged by an impressive roster of culinary legends including Gabriel Paillasson (founder of the competition), Kerry Vincent (of the Food Network Challenge), Stephane Treand (past Coupe du Monde champion), and Ewald Notter (past Coupe du Monde Champion).  For a full slideshow, visit

When the sugar settled, the competitors selected to represent the United States in France at the next La Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie are:

  • Chef Bill Foltz
  • Chef Frania Mendivil
  • Chef Jean-François Suteau
  • Alternate: Chef Yoni Morales

World Pastry Cup 2010 US Tryouts at GRCC

GRCC in the News: 4/16/10-4/19/10

Friends of injured driver Oswell Matyorauta stunned to hear about road rage allegation
By Kym Reinstadler | The Grand Rapids Press | April 18, 2010, 6:08AM

GRAND RAPIDS – When friends learned Oswell Matyorauta was injured in a five-vehicle collision, they were stunned. […] Hermenitt said she met Matyorauta when he was the disc jockey at a heritage dance sponsored by the African Student Organization at Grand Rapids Community College, an organization in which Matyorauta was active during his student years.  (More)

Top U.S. chefs create dazzling sweets in Grand Rapids as part of World Pastry Cup tryouts
By Rachael Recker | The Grand Rapids Press | April 17, 2010, 9:30PM

GRAND RAPIDS — “Warm your knife,” Pennsylvania Pastry Chef Thierry Aujard told his assistant.  Aujard had glanced over at Tyler VanAntwerpen, a Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Education student, who was struggling with his cutouts from a slab of milk chocolate. Warming his knife would allow him not to “waste time” on one cutout, which was breaking, and quickly move on to the next.  (More)

GRCC hosts ‘World Pastry Cup U.S.’ tryouts
WZZM 13 ONLINE |  Updated:4/17/2010 8:50:08 PM

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)-  The world’s most prestigious pastry competition came to Grand Rapids on Saturday.  Eight of the best pastry chefs in the nation whipped, iced and baked in hopes of qualifying for the World Pastry Cup U.S. team.  Grand Rapids Community College’s Secchia Institute for Culinary Education played host to today’s team tryouts.  (More)

Photo Gallery: World Pastry Cup Team Tryouts
Added by Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids Press on April 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Courtney Jones, of Muskegon, on right in purple, points to a sculpture made entirely of sugar while observing the World Pastry Cup U.S. Team Tryouts (Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie) with friends Karen Johnson (center) and Kristin Johnson, all of Muskegon on Saturday at Grand Rapids Community College. (Emily Zoladz | The Grand Rapids Press)  (More)

Photos: Psi Beta Induction Ceremony

2010 GRCC Psi Beta Induction Ceremony

These photos come from the 2010 Induction Ceremony for Psi Beta, the National Honor Society for Psychology in the Junior and Community College.  Dr. Ender provided the keynote for this year’s 12 honor student inductees.

Photo/Video: 2010 GRAHEN Outstanding Adult Learner Awards

On Wednesday evening April 14, Grand Rapids Area Higher Education Network (GRAHEN) hosted the 11th annual Outstanding Adult Learner awards ceremony and reception. This event recognizes and celebrates the achievements of non-traditional students from the 13 member schools of GRAHEN ( These students have the extraordinary ability and determination to successfully balance jobs, classes, families, and community involvement. A winner from each school is selected with the help of nominations from faculty and staff.

OAL Winner Hannah Gilliam

This year’s winner from Grand Rapids Community College is Hannah Gilliam. Hannah has overcome obstacles to maintain a near 4.0 GPA here at GRCC. She is also a member of the GRCC Honors Program. Hannah consistently remains highly motivated and hard working and uses her positive attitude and the guidance she has received at GRCC to persevere and achieve her goals. Hannah holds down two part-time jobs, one of which is as a student employee in the GRCC Admissions Office. She is a full-time student and single mother of two young children. Yet, she is able to balance her commitments and responsibilities while maintaining a professional, mature, and confident manner.  Congratulations Hannah!

Angela Zainea, Adult Enrollment and Outreach Coordinator in the GRCC Admissions Office and current GRAHEN president, organized and emceed the event.

Michigan Education Trust Mascot Unveiling (4/22/10)

Students and employees are invited to join GRCC and the Michigan Education Trust (MET), Michigan’s prepaid tuition program, as we introduce MET’s smart new mascot.  Details for a contest to name the smart new MET mascot will also be announced. The contest winner will receive a one-semester MET community college contract.  Just “who” is MET’s new mascot? We’ve already given you a few clues. Come find out Thursday, April 22, from 10-11 a.m., in the GRCC Board Chambers at a press conference to announce the new mascot and scholarship.