Aspiring High School Chefs Get a Head Start at JWU Charlotte ProStart Boot Camp

Taiya Barnett says she’s torn between going to college for forensic science or culinary arts. That is why the Asheville High School 11th grader attended the recent ProStart Competition Skills Boot Camp held at JWU Charlotte’s College of Culinary Arts. “This will make my decision easier as to what school I want to go to. Culinary is a passion for me.”

Slice of Life: Chef Matthew Britt’s Passion for Culinary

“I sort of accidentally stumbled upon this career.” When Matthew Britt began working as a dishwasher at the age of 15, little did he know the culinary field would change his life forever. Britt is a culinary arts instructor at JWU Providence’s College of Culinary Arts. He teaches a range of courses, including Cooking in the Global Marketplace (a freshman year lab,) and many junior/senior labs.