City, LBW ink agreement for culinary classes

Published 12:21 am Wednesday, July 18, 2012

LBW Community College’s proposed culinary arts program got one step closer to reality Tuesday when the Andalusia City Council approved a memorandum of understanding allowing the college use of the commercial kitchen at Springdale for classes.

“We are very excited about starting a culinary program,” LBWCC President Dr. Herb Riedel told the council. “We feel that having a culinary program in Andalusia is an attraction for the city, adding a program that can attract people and raise the general level of skill available in the culinary industry.”

The memorandum makes the Springdale kitchen available for lab classes Monday through Thursday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., and other times if arranged in advance. The college will pay the city $2,000 per semester the kitchen is used.

Riedel said Tuesday LBW is interviewing two finalists for the instructor’s job this week.

In addition to interviews, candidates are being required to prepare a meal for committee members.