Friday, May 22, 2009

Have you checked out the new BCA Web site yet?

Alex Askew, president of BCA and a member of the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) certification commission, announced the relaunching of the BCA Web site,, in January.

" goals are to introduce a higher level of cultural understanding not present in the foodservice industry today with a clear focus on increasing awareness of the commonality and contributions of industry professionals of color. Emphasizing increased development in the skill sets of a team-building mentality, leadership and communication to our students is also critical to the industry professionals of tomorrow. If we can effectively bridge students and mentors, culinarians and industry, then we will come one step closer to helping advance diversity in the hospitality and culinary industries," Askew said in a recent ACF press release. is dedicated to reaching more high school and college-age students and more industry professionals, while encouraging collaborative efforts behind understanding diversity in the culinary and hospitality industry. The Web site includes a career corner with a job search feature as well as a two-way communication vehicle for BCA members to seek career advice from top individuals in foodservice today. Eventually, it also will include a student networking section; offer training Webinars and videos; and online registration for local, regional and National events.

The objective of is to provide and promote information to students of color and to introduce, develop and advance diversity in the culinary and hospitality industry. Visit the new and improved today.

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