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Date: May 16, 2003 (03-47)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College, L’Academie de Cuisine to Sign Articulation Agreement
Pact Will Enable Cooking School’s Graduates to Transition into MC Hospitality Program

             Montgomery College and L’Academie de Cuisine of Gaithersburg, Md., will sign an articulation agreement that enables graduates of the renowned cooking school’s culinary arts program to transfer to Montgomery College and receive 11 credits towards a certificate in hospitality management, which they can then apply towards an associate of applied arts in hospitality management.

            A signing ceremony and cocktail reception is set for Monday, June, 2, 5 p.m. at L’Academie de Cuisine, 6006 Industrial Drive, Gaithersburg, Md.

            The College’s hospitality management program, based at the Rockville Campus, provides a theoretical and practical approach to management in the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on entry-level and midlevel hotel, food, and institutional administration, along with practical experience and training gained through part-time and summer employment in the hospitality industry.

            In 2000, the hospitality management program received a $1 million gift from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, enabling it to significantly expand its offerings and scholarships, and to forge a partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at Shady Grove, effectively creating the county’s first-ever baccalaureate program in hotel and restaurant management. One of the results of that gift is the new Marriott Hospitality Center on the Rockville Campus.

            L’Academie de Cuisine, headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is one of the nation’s foremost cooking schools. The culinary arts program offers an intensive program of classroom study and externships in which students gain the technical skills and techniques they need for a successful career in the foodservice industry. Graduates are prepared to enter any number of culinary-related fields, including food research, writing, teaching, catering, or cooking at fine dining establishments.

            For more information about Montgomery College’s hospitality management program, please call Janet Saros at 240-567-7182. For information about L’Academie de Cuisine’s programs, please call Barbara Cullen at 301-670-8670 or 800-664-2433.

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