Our newest Helms College culinary graduates marched down the aisle July 14, with 24 graduating from the Polly Long Denton School of Hospitality at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon. On July 12, 27 students from the Augusta School of Hospitality walked in commencement exercises at the Snelling Center, headed toward new futures armed with diplomas in culinary arts.
Each campus was addressed by a special speaker that gave them quite the sendoff of advice and well wishes. In Augusta, Brennan Francois, the CEO of Alliance Health Center in Chattanooga, TN, cheered on the graduates, while in Macon, GA, the graduates heard from Wayne Wetendorf, owner of Grits Café and a member of the Helms College Hospitality Advisory Committee, who offered graduates colorful and memorable comments they won’t soon forget.
These students had the amazing opportunity to learn under the tutelage of some of the best chef educators in the area who have spent thousands of kitchen hours in some of the top restaurants themselves. They go out into the world armed with practical knowledge and hands-on experience that will serve them well as they enter the working world. The education they received at Helms College opens the door to an array of jobs in the hospitality world with many employers eager to hire our well prepared graduates.
Our graduates have honed their classroom skills with in-kitchen experience at our campus cafe’, conference facilities and restaurants. When they hit their first job, we know that they will have plenty of skills that will benefit them immediately and will feel familiar thanks to training in diverse settings.
The Helms College staff looks forward to seeing the success of our newest graduates as they follow their passions into the hospitality industry.
Let us show you how to become one of our next graduates at Helms College and get ready for a world of opportunity in a new career you love. If you are thinking about a career in hospitality or health services, give us a call today at 1-844-GO-HELMS (844-464-3567)