Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wolfgang Puck Worldwide donates cookware to ECU

Wolfgang Puck Worldwide (WPW) Inc. recently donated nearly 300 pieces of its professional-grade cookware to the Department of Hospitality Management at East Carolina University (ECU). The cookware will be used in the department's new state-of-the-art kitchen laboratory by students preparing for careers in lodging, food and beverage and convention and event planning.

James Chandler, associate professor of hospitality management, worked closely with WPW to facilitate the gift. "We are more than grateful to Wolfgang Puck Worldwide for the generous donation," Chandler said in a statement. "WPW has been an advocate of higher education for hospitality industry professional business managers, and this gift is further evidence of that commitment."

ECU's Department of Hospitality Management is in the college's School of Human Ecology. For more information, visit www.ecu.edu/che.