A World Class Culinary Education
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and the American Culinary Federation. Brightwater breaks the mold by focusing on the larger food system, culinary skills, wellness, and strengthening local food networks to change the paradigm of culinary education. Assembling a core group of chef instructors and culinary masters, the program teaches and inspires students, industry professionals, and the general public in an innovative educational setting.
Food As Wellness
Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food is the first community college and first nursing program in the U.S. to license curriculum from Tulane University’s Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine. Brightwater is also the first to offer a systems-based approach to culinary training. We believe that wellness encompasses sustainable farming practices, healthy community relationships, and the well-being of individuals through local food. To that end, we promote a variety of activities and courses of study in culinary nutrition, applied farming, seasonal cooking, and whole animal butchery.