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JWU Denver Students Build a Giant PB&J and Aim for a Guinness World Record

In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day this year, JWU Denver culinary nutrition students collaborated with Southmoor Elementary to build the longest vegan peanut butter and jelly sandwich — a record submitted for entry into the Guinness World Records.

JWU Charlotte Hosts North Carolina ProStart Invitational

Lizzie Haller says she wants to be a lawyer, but she admits it is scary thinking about presenting in a courtroom. That is why she was excited — and nervous — about competing in the 2019 NC ProStart Invitational, which was hosted at JWU’s Charlotte Campus. On March 8, Lizzie, a junior at Cleveland High School, represented one of 15 area high schools competing for a slot at the national competition, as well as scholarship funding to assist in continuing their education in hospitality-related fields.

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.”

Baking with the World’s Best: JWU Team Competes in Munich

A team of JWU Charlotte baking & pastry students and instructors recently traveled to Munich to compete in the IBA Cup, one of the world’s most prestigious baking competitions.

Taking place every 3 years at IBA, a leading baking, confectionery and snack trade fair, the championship challenges bakers from 12 countries to create exquisite breads, small pastries and showpieces.

JWU Heads to the NY Produce Show

Each year, College of Hospitality Management Associate Professor Douglas Stuchel takes his students to the annual NY Produce Show. This year, 4 Food Service Management students — Daniel Cartagena, Janghoon Ji, Yinyan Shao and Madeline Balassie — attended the show, which is an annual trade convention celebrating fresh produce, and also took part in the team challenge. Madeline wrote about her amazing experience at the show: