Culinary institute hosts tryouts for international pastry competition
Aug. 13, 2017; Grand Rapids Magazine
A group of six pastry chefs from across the country vying to represent the United States at the 2019 Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France, will compete in the kitchens of the Secchia Institute for Culinary Education at Grand Rapids Community College. The competing chefs are experts in sugar and chocolate.
West Michigan group aims to reduce food waste
Aug. 3, 2017; MLive
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — West Michigan throws away about 132,000 tons of food waste, and Southwest Michigan about 106,000 tons.
… Founding council members include representatives from SpartanNash, Meijer, Cocoa, Organicycle, Barfly Ventures, Bells Brewery, Gordon Food Service, Mercy Health, Spectrum Health, Creative Dining Services, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Kent County Department of Public Works, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Secchia Institute at Grand Rapids Community College, Lake Michigan College, and Feeding America West Michigan.
Annual softball game played in memory of fallen Grand Rapids police office
Aug. 11, 2017; WZZM
GRANDVILLE, MICH. – This July marked 10 years since the death of Grand Rapids Police Officer Robert Kozminski and on Friday evening, an annual softball game was played in his memory.
Dozens came out to Wedgewood Park in Grandville for the game. While there, three students received the Officer Robert A. Kozminski Scholarship to aid them this fall. All three students are currently enrolled in the Grand Rapids Community College Police Academy.
Gravel Bottom Brewery plans two-part expansion in Ada, Grand Rapids
Aug. 13, 2017; mibiz.com
ADA — Matt Michiels has known for the last two years that he needed to expand his growing West Michigan craft brewery.
… “I know what I don’t know, and the restaurant is something that I’m going to need help on,” Michiels said, adding that he hopes to leverage connections at Grand Rapids Community College and within the industry.