American Culinary Federation Team USA sets up shop at Southwestern to prepare for coming competitions

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What an amazing experience for our culinary program! “It’s kind of an honor,” says one first-year OCCI student. Executive Director Chef Randy Torres is helping manage and coach the team of professional chefs from all over the country. Check out the news story from KCBY: https://bit.ly/3A8QxLL.

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute to host American Culinary Federation Team USA

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) is excited to host the American Culinary Federation Team USA for their first face-to-face practice session October 3 through 5, 2021. During the visit, the team will interact with OCCI students and faculty in the way of demonstrations and lectures, and will prepare two meals that simulate the competition …

Lakers Care Grant Offers Students Financial Relief for the 2021-22 Academic Year

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is offering relief funds for both part- and full-time students who have experienced financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. Called the Lakers Care Grant, the funding is only available for the 2021-22 academic year. The Lakers Care Grant is designed to help students with expenses. Funds are limited and will be awarded …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Competition Team takes National Title again in 2021

Anne Matthews OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to announce that once again, Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s (OCCI) competition team has placed first in the nation among collegiate competitors. The team was able to hold the title most recently won in 2019 as the competition was canceled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The team worked tirelessly for months in …

Southwestern honors Bandon Dunes Golf Resort as Industry Partner of the Year

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College is pleased to honor Bandon Dunes Golf Resort with the 2021 Career Technical Education (CTE) Industry Partner of the Year award.  Bandon Dunes serves as an exemplary employer, partner, and advisor to Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute students and graduates, providing intensive externship opportunities and successful long-term employment in the resort’s many culinary venues.  “We’d …

There’s still time to apply for college & financial aid!

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College will be participating in Spring Into Action, a statewide virtual event for high school seniors. Join us via zoom to meet with an admissions representative. Drop in any week day beginning Monday, April 19 through Friday, April 30, 2021, between 1:00 and 2:00 p.m. to explore your options. We can help you …

Community Cooking Classes offered spring term

Anne Matthews OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, throughout spring term. Classes include a food supply box that participants pick-up at OCCI the day before each class, from 3 to 5 pm. We have a no-contact procedure. Face coverings are required. All classes are conducted live using …

Southwestern, Bandon Dunes, OCCI Partner in Scholarship Fundraiser

Kelsey Guenther News, OCCI News

Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation and the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort will host a golf tournament fundraiser for scholarships. Opportunity Links! is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 8, at the 13-hole Bandon Preserve course, 57744 Round Lake Road, Bandon. Check-in is at 8:15 a.m. at the Bandon Trails Golf Shop area.

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the community

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, throughout winter term. Classes include a food supply box that participants pick-up at OCCI the day before each class, from 3 to 5 pm. We have a no-contact procedure. Face coverings are required. All classes are conducted live using …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute Competition Team Fundraiser: Thanksgiving Bazaar!

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Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) is once again offering their annual Thanksgiving Fundraising Bazaar featuring all your holiday favorites. Orders can be placed until Friday, November 20, 2020; curbside, no-contact pickup on November 25, 2020 from 10 am to 2 pm at OCCI, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Pumpkin Pie: $15 (2 …