Music City hospitality leaders will guide the new culinary arts program at Nashville’s Nossi College of Art, with five locals set to teach students kitchen and management skills needed to make it in the industry.
The program’s advisory board includes Cory Coleman and Tabor Luckey of Luckey Hospitality, Bonnie Mason and Garrett Pittler of Ryman Hospitality Partners and Andrea Duncan of Ole Red Nashville. As members of the program’s advisory board, the five will advise the program’s curriculum and provide networking opportunities to students.
Chef Anthony Mandriota, who most recently served as a hospitality management instructor at Nashville State Community College, will head the program.
“We’re excited to have the expertise of these accomplished industry veterans to help ensure our curriculum gives students a comprehensive culinary experience unmatched by other programs in the Southeast,” Nossi College of Art executive vice president Cyrus Vatandoost said in a press release. “By deepening our relationships with active industry professionals, we hope to more readily connect program graduates with local employers and career opportunities upon graduation.”
Applications for the two-year program are open online, with classes set to begin in fall 2021.
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