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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:27 AM

Plans for a new culinary school get rolling, and some in New Orleans call it a game changer

About a year from now, if all goes according to plan, the first students will walk through the doors of the New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute, begin working in the teaching kitchens and classrooms across its five floors and, by the summertime, emerge with a different trajectory for their careers.

NOCHI, as the forthcoming school is called, will mark a new approach for job training and talent development in the hospitality sector, an economic engine for New Orleans that is also one of its cultural cornerstones.

It will also be a fresh start for a connected cluster of buildings on the edge of downtown with a vexing past.

Plans for NOCHI have been years in the making, but now renovation work is finally underway to ready its facility, and an official groundbreaking is slated for Tuesday (Jan 16). The inaugural class is expected to begin in January 2019.

Read more: http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/entertainment_life/food_restaurants/article_8a5a277c-f7eb-11e7-aa5d-03bce984801f.html

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Tue Jan 16, 2018, 02:37 AM

1. Sounds wonderful

I spent 15 years in the restaurant business. I've worked with chefs from very good programs and the food they prepared was wonderful. However, some had a hard time adjusting to the fast pace of a tourist based market. This sounds like a wonderful opportunity for kitchen staff to learn the skills they will need in to be successful in the New Orleans market. A win for everyone.

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