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View Brightwater's news stories to learn more about the culinary school's impact on students and the community.
August 09, 2021
Brightwater instructor Chef Vince Pianalto will revive his Fayetteville bakery La Maison des Tartes at Brightwater on August 20th and 21st. Proceeds will go toward the NWACC Foundation scholarship fund to benefit Brightwater students.
July 26, 2021
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food hosted Fort Smith public school kindergarten and first grade teachers about food, nutrition and how to create curriculum that combines healthy nutrition with STEAM elements.
February 05, 2021
Chef Aria Kagan's Events Catering class plans, preps and packages Valentine's treats for Hope Cancer Resources and Highlands Oncology Group.
December 07, 2020
Brightwater received a $1.8 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to support new programs, increase professional development opportunities and provide a safe educational environment.
September 17, 2020
Brightwater is partnering with Downtown Springdale to feature rotating guest chefs at Brightwater's food truck in the city’s Outdoor Dining District. View KNWA news story to learn more.
August 27, 2020
Brightwater hosted a drive-by graduation ceremony for spring 2020 graduates. Instructors gave graduates white chefs coats and a goodie bag made by the Events Catering class.
July 29, 2020
Brightwater: the Center for the Study of Food at Northwest Arkansas Community College is preparing to teach culinary skills during the pandemic. Brightwater students will master their skills in the kitchen while staying safe. View the KNWA news story.
June 11, 2020
Staff at a local culinary school doing their part to feed hundreds of frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Brightwater’s NWA Medical Meal Fund started in March, since then nearly 40,000 meals have been prepared from this kitchen.
September 06, 2019
Brightwater's new executive director, Marshall Shafkowitz, will be on campus by the end of the month. Marshall is coming to one of the newest culinary programs in the country from the oldest. Listen to KUAF National Public Radio's interview to learn more.