Culinary Arts Department Raises $12,000 at JJC Spring Gala

The Joliet Junior College Culinary Arts Department raised approximately $12,000 at its annual Spring Gala on April 25, bringing in $2,000 more than what was raised at last year’s event, according to Culinary Chair Mike McGreal.

Spring Gala 2014

The money raised will be used during the 2014-2015 academic year for student scholarships, faculty professional development, educational opportunities, and equipment for the department.

See photos of the 2014 Spring Gala

In addition to the gala, last September the department hosted its first Farm-to-Fork Dinner, an event that featured a five-course meal of locally grown food. Thanks to both of these events, the department is able to award a total of up to 35 student scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 next school year.

The JJC culinary scholarship winners will be chosen later this summer.

For more information about JJC’s Culinary Arts Department, visit

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