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Archives: hospitality

March 29, 2021
Culinary student named Young Chef of the Year

Culinary Arts, Cook I apprenticeship student Ivan Milenovic has been named the Young Chef Member of the Year 2020 by...


February 19, 2021
At-home dinner series launches this month

Conestoga’s School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts will launch its first virtual Continuing Education classes this month with an at-home...


November 1, 2020
Culinary students win at competition

Second-year culinary students Ivan Milenovic and Angela Mueller won silver at Taste Canada’s Cooks the Books student chef competition held...


April 23, 2020
Competition highlights nutrition for older adults

On March 7, Conestoga’s School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts hosted the Nutrition in Disguise cooking competition in partnership with...


January 27, 2020
eText program delivers benefits and savings

Since it was first piloted in 2016, Conestoga’s eText program has grown to involve more than 13,700 students spanning nearly...


January 21, 2020
Building capacity: New campus opens in Waterloo

It was an announcement that almost no one expected, but it drew an immediate standing ovation from the crowd of...


November 11, 2019
Alumni of Distinction honoured at awards ceremony

Eight of Conestoga’s outstanding alumni were recognized for their contributions to their professions and their community at the college’s Alumni...


October 25, 2019
Tourism students explore local destinations

First-year students in Conestoga’s Tourism - Destinations & Travel Management program visited The Old Post Office in Cambridge on October...


October 21, 2019
Culinary students volunteer at annual Oktoberfest breakfast

On October 12, approximately 25 Conestoga culinary and hospitality students volunteered their time and skills to prepare pancakes for visitors...


March 29, 2019
Culinary graduate will compete on Top Chef Canada

Wallace Wong, a 2011 graduate of the Cook I Apprenticeship program, has been named one of 12 contestants who will...


March 25, 2019
Top employers and co-op students honoured at awards ceremony

On March 21, Conestoga’s outstanding employer partners and co-op students were honoured at the annual Employer Recognition awards breakfast at...


February 25, 2019
Flanagan Foodservice recognized for support of campus expansion

During a special event held on February 19, a culinary skills lab was named in recognition of Flanagan Foodservice for...


February 13, 2019
Student-run campus restaurant will host Valentine's Day menu

On February 12, Conestoga’s student-run restaurant Bloom was featured on CTV’s In Your Backyard which showcases landmarks, activities and people...


January 18, 2019
Hospitality graduate finds sweet success with doughnut cafe

Conestoga Hospitality Management graduate Megan Dron and her husband Larry opened Red Eye Cafe and Donuts just seven months ago...


January 9, 2019
Centre of Excellence for Cheesemaker Training to launch in Ontario

Conestoga College, in partnership with the Ontario Dairy Council (ODC) and French-language college La Cité, will launch a new Centre...


November 21, 2018
Investing in the future of local food culture and fine dining

On Monday, November 19, representatives from Waterloo Region’s chapter of Les Marmitons, an international cooking club dedicated to fine food,...


November 1, 2018
Culinary students among Canada's Best New Student Chefs

During a gala event held at the Fairmont Royal York hotel on October 29, Culinary Management students Sydney Lutz and...


October 26, 2018
School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts welcomes Chef Funmi Joe-Oka

Chef Funmi Joe-Oka, food and beverage manager at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture in Ibadan, Nigeria, is visiting Conestoga’s...


October 23, 2018
School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts welcomes Chef Maxime Moïse

As part of the grand opening celebrations at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus on October 18, the college welcomed international guest Chef...


September 19, 2018
Hospitality co-op student completes summer work term in Greece

This summer, Conestoga Hospitality and Tourism Management diploma student Ashley Acosta is completing her co-op work term in Greece. The...


August 15, 2018
Culinary student attends Bocuse program in France

Culinary Management co-op student Chris Bisson has completed a 14-week summer term with the prestigious Institut Paul Bocuse in France....


August 9, 2018
New executive chef appointed at campus restaurant

Conestoga’s School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts has appointed Brad Lomanto to the role of executive chef at the college’s...


April 27, 2018
Hospitality student named industry ambassador

Hospitality and Tourism Management student Samantha Dass has been named a winner of the 2018 Baxter Student Ambassador Program (BSAP)....


April 17, 2018
Culinary students bring international cuisine to the Kitchener Market

On April 12, students in Conestoga’s Culinary Management diploma program hosted Rising Stars: International Tapas and Tastings at the Kitchener...


April 12, 2018
Conestoga alumni honoured at awards ceremony

On April 11, 18 Conestoga graduates were presented with Alumni of Distinction awards at a ceremony held at the Waterloo...


March 16, 2018
Study abroad trip offers hospitality students applied learning experience

Students from Conestoga’s School of Business and Hospitality used the recent Student Success Week to participate in a unique, hands-on...


February 26, 2018
Conestoga co-op programs receive accreditation

Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada (CEWIL Canada) has accredited 28 of Conestoga’s co-operative education programs. The accreditation demonstrates the...


November 8, 2017
Conestoga graduate attends French culinary institute

Thanks to an exclusive agreement Conestoga has signed with the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance, Conestoga culinary graduate Taylor Martin...


October 31, 2017
Hospitality chair appointed to Taste Canada board

Keith Müller, chair of the School of Business and Hospitality, has been appointed vice chair of Taste Canada’s board of...


October 6, 2017
Amazing 50 celebration visits Conestoga

On October 5, the Conestoga community welcomed the arrival of the Amazing 50 trailer. The unique 42-foot trailer has been...


September 26, 2017
Conestoga joins worldwide culinary education alliance

Conestoga has signed an exclusive agreement with the Institut Paul Bocuse Worldwide Alliance, the leading global network of education excellence...


November 23, 2017
Conestoga graduates nominated for Premier's Awards

Six Conestoga graduates have been nominated for the 2017 Premier’s Awards. Established in 1992 and presented annually, the awards honour...


August 4, 2017
Conestoga community members honoured with Canada 150 award

On August 1, MP Harold Albrecht and MPP Michael Harris honoured members of the Conestoga community during the Kitchener-Conestoga 150...


March 10, 2017
Hospitality and Tourism students set sail for applied learning experience

A group of Conestoga Hospitality and Tourism students spent the February study break on a seven-night Western Caribbean tour on...


February 27, 2017
Culinary students host Rising Stars series at the Kitchener Market

Second-year Culinary Management students kicked off the Rising Stars Canapé Series on February 22 at the Kitchener Market. The series...


February 5, 2016
Top chefs compete for Iron Chef title

More than 250 guests sampled the flavours of Mardi Gras at Conestoga’s fifth annual Iron Chef Waterloo Region competition held...


April 24, 2014
Local chefs support student learning

Chefs Asem Ghabra, Baraat Khudeir and Jawad Ghabra of Shawerma Plus in Waterloo joined students in Conestoga’s International Cuisine class...


February 5, 2014
Culinary Arts students showcase their talent

Conestoga student Jesse Lorbetskie’s progression from building kitchens to working in them is all part of his master plan: to...


December 5, 2013
Students explore careers in insurance

Local high school students were invited to explore careers in the insurance industry at an event held at Conestoga’s Doon...


September 10, 2013
Life Insurance education program to start at Conestoga in 2014

A new, two-year co-op diploma program that provides students with the skills and knowledge required for careers in Canada’s life...


October 16, 2012
Advancing learning in your local community

Students in the Brantford area now have additional educational options close to home thanks to a partnership between Conestoga and...


October 9, 2012
Students serve up pancakes

Conestoga’s Culinary and Hospitality Management students cooked up thousands of pancakes for the 31st Annual Oktoberfest Family Breakfast held at...


October 5, 2012
Iron Chef kicks off Oktoberfest

Shannon Thompson's journey with Conestoga has come full circle. The founder and co-owner of Hog Tails Bar B Que happily...


October 4, 2012
Conestoga grads serving up great food

In an ultra competitive marketplace, opening a restaurant is about timing, research and months - if not years - of...


April 4, 2012
Conestoga Dean Named Fellow of Ontario Hostelry Institute

Gary Hallam, executive dean of the School of Business & Hospitality at Conestoga College, has been named as a Fellow...


October 1, 2011
Culinary Classroom - Students Learn from Real Life: Pro Kitchen and Public Dining Room

Tomato Consomme with crispy goat cheese wontons; spinach and brie stuffed chicken breast; rhubarb mousse vivified with pistachio joconde and...


October 21, 2011
Students Test Their Skills in Iron Chef Competition

Oktoberfest started early this year for Conestoga’s first-year culinary students, who participated in the annual festival’s first-ever Iron Chef...


September 27, 2011
Conestoga Students Featured in Oktoberfest Iron Chef Competition

On Wednesday, October 5, eight of the region’s most respected chefs will team up with future top chefs from Conestoga’s...


September 23, 2011
CAA Success Story - Shawn

Shawn came to the Stratford Conestoga Career Centre in 2009 when he had been downsized from a job that he...


June 13, 2011
Partners for Food Safety: Conestoga and Region of Waterloo Public Health

Learning the basics of food safety and protecting both consumers and your business from the risk of food borne illness...


June 10, 2011
Conestoga Students Excel at National Skills Competition

Congratulations to Conestoga students Andrew Elg of Listowel, Marshall McPherson of Kitchener , Petro Prymak of Kitchener and David Roberts...


May 12, 2011
Conestoga Brings Home Top Honours from Ontario Skills Competition

Conestoga once again enjoyed outstanding success at this year’s Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC) held in Waterloo on May 2-4....


March 15, 2011
Learning from a Master

He’s travelled from Hong Kong to Singapore, to New York and Toronto, and now to Conestoga’s very own bloom. restaurant....


October 19, 2010
bloom. at Conestoga College

New this semester, we have adopted a new name for our student run restaurant. The Conestoga Room is now bloom....


September 2, 2010
Ruling The World One Stomach at a Time

That is the goal of Conestoga’s Wallace Wong, a Culinary Arts student who recently took home a gold medal at...


July 27, 2010
Langdon Hall Dinner Raises Over $3000 For Scholarships

For Conestoga students enrolled in culinary and hospitality programs, an opportunity to work with some of the best in...


May 25, 2010
Conestoga Students Win 18 Ontario, 3 Canada Skills Medals

At the 21st annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), held in Waterloo on May 17-18, Conestoga College enjoyed outstanding success...


January 7, 2010
Restaurant a smoking success

One man’s passion for southern-style barbecue, and a few of his daughters’ college projects, has resulted in a succulent...


May 8, 2008
Conestoga Students Excel: Win 20 Ontario Skills Medals

At the 19th annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), held in Waterloo on May 5-6, Conestoga College enjoyed outstanding success...


March 11, 2008
Conestoga Information Fair Looks at Postgraduate Programs

Education is a lifelong pursuit in this age of rapidly expanding knowledge and specialization. Over the past few years, Conestoga...


February 7, 2008
Trades and Technology Days Set at Conestoga

Local Grade 7-8 students link up with technology at three campuses. Employers, our economy and our society need technical skills...