Culinary Recruiting at El Centro College

Culinary Recruiting at El Centro College


[STEVE DESHAZO]: THE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THE CITY OF DALLAS. HERE IN DOWNTOWN AROUND THE
SCHOOL THERE ARE HOTELS, RESTAURANTS, THE WEST END. WE’VE GOT REUNION, WE’VE
GOT HARWOOD POPPING UP DOWN BY AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
AND VICTORY, LOWEST GREENVILLE, ROSS AVENUE, UPTOWN,
WEST VILLAGE. THIS CREATES A FLASHPOINT
OF CULINARY CULTURE AND EL CENTRO COLLEGE IS
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. THE FOOD AND HOSPITALITY
INSTITUTE AT EL CENTRO COLLEGE IS A
VERY DIVERSE PROGRAM WITH LOTS OF OPTIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS. WE TAKE STUDENTS FROM ALL
DIFFERENT TYPES OF BACKGROUNDS WITH ALL SORTS OF TYPES OF GOALS
AND HELP GIVE THEM THE CONTEXT FOR OUR INDUSTRY SO THEY CAN
CHOOSE THE PATH FOR THEMSELVES. [STEVE DESHAZO AT HIGH SCHOOL]: MY NAME IS STEVE
DESHAZO AND I… [STEVE DESHAZO]: YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT
THINGS WE DO IS OUTREACH TO LOCAL HIGH SCHOOLS. WE GO OUT, SPEAK
TO THE STUDENTS, TELL THEM A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT OUR PROGRAM. [STEVE DESHAZO AT HIGH
SCHOOL]: THE DEPTH AND BREADTH OF CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN
THIS INDUSTRY ARE ENDLESS… [STEVE DESHAZO]: PEOPLE WHO ARE
ALREADY FOCUSED ON THIS INDUSTRY AS THEIR CAREER, THEY’RE JUST
OUT IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY. THEY CAN REALLY GO
FAR AND STAND HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE THEIR PEERS. [HAYDEN HAGMANN]: WHEN
I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WE HAD COMPETITIONS UP
HERE, WE’D ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO WALK THE GROUNDS A
LITTLE BIT, WALK THE CAMPUS, AND THAT’S WHEN I STARTED
TO MEET SOME OF THE FACULTY AND THEN, FROM THEN ON I JUST, I
KNEW THAT I WANTED TO COME HERE. YOU’RE ABLE TO CREATE SOMETHING
OUT OF VIRTUALLY NOTHING. I MEAN, YOU GET TO MAKE YOUR OWN
WORKS OF ART EVERY DAY AND SO TO HAVE A FACILITY LIKE EL
CENTRO BASICALLY CENTERED AROUND THAT, IT’S…IT’S
BEAUTIFUL. [STEVE DESHAZO]: EL CENTRO
COLLEGE IS BUILDING A PATHWAY FOR THOSE STUDENTS IN
THOSE HIGH SCHOOLS TO COME TO EL CENTRO COLLEGE, GET
A JOB IN OUR COMMUNITY AND LAUNCH THEIR CAREERS
IN A VERY SUCCESSFUL WAY. [ MUSIC & LAUGHTER ] [ MUSIC TAG ]

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