30% Rise in Enrollment at SMCC

Today’s Press Herald reports on the SMCC culinary arts program. The program has seen a 30% increase in enrollment in the last 3 years.

“The No. 1 driver is jobs,” said Chef Wilfred Beriau, a professor and former department chairman. “People are recognizing that food service is thriving in Maine, especially as part of the tourism industry. No. 2 is the Food Channel and all of the cooking shows on television. It’s showing people the color and excitement of food as an industry.”