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College of The Albemarle Reveals Culinary Renovations at Chamber Business After Hours Event

Edenton, N.C. – College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Culinary Arts Program, located at COA – Edenton – Chowan, has a freshly renovated ECU Health – Chowan Hospital Culinary Classroom and Lab. The recent renovations include restaurant-style seating, carpet, fresh paint and branding, ceiling tiles, a server station, technology for the front and back of the house, and storage. One wall in the dining area boasts the beautiful COA logomark. Another wall painted purple with the ECU Health logo affixed, is in recognition and gratitude for their support of the renovations. More information on this partnership will be featured soon.

“These renovations provide an excellent working culinary environment for our students,” said Leslie Lippincott, COA Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts. “COA students now have a beautiful classroom and culinary lab to master their food preparation, presentation and service skills. I am extremely excited to have this wonderful new space.”

COA Culinary Arts Students and Chef Lippincott at Edenton-Chowan Chamber Business After Hours

The Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours event at COA – Edenton-Chowan in the culinary arts building on Thursday, January 25, 2024, revealing the renovations. The event was catered by COA Culinary Arts students and well attended by the community and COA faculty and staff.

“We appreciate College of The Albemarle hosting Business After Hours, and allowing the Chamber to showcase the newly renovated space. It’s just lovely,” said Susan Creed, Executive Director, Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce. “As always, Chef Lippincott and her students did an amazing job, providing delicious food and hospitality.”

Edenton-Chowan Chamber Business After Hours at COA – Edenton-Chowan’s Culinary Arts Facility

“College of The Albemarle – Edenton-Chowan is so proud of the renovated culinary space,” said Robin Zinsmeister, COA Dean of Workforce Development, Public Services and Career Readiness, and Campus Administrator of COA – Edenton-Chowan. “ECU Health – Chowan Hospital’s support in this effort was monumental in creating a beautiful yet functional classroom and lab setting for our students. We also appreciate the Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce for helping us reveal the renovations to our COA family and community through the Business After Hours.”

To learn more about COA’s Culinary Arts Program, contact Chef Leslie Lippincott at [email protected] or 252-482-7900 ext. 6017.

For all other COA-related information, contact Tammy W. Sawyer, COA Director of Communications and Marketing, at [email protected] or 252.335.0821 ext. 2420.