Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the community

Anne Matthews News, 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 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!

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

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 …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute offers virtual cooking classes to the community

Anne Matthews News, OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute is excited to be offering community cooking classes, done virtually, with Chef Randy Torres. Brunch is the best, isn’t it? Learn how to take your brunch to the next level. Chef Torres will demonstrate the skills to help you achieve your Blissful Brunch. Cook along with the expert via Zoom in your own kitchen. Sat., Dec. 5; 11 am – 2 pm; $75 fee includes …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Ice Team takes home Gold

Anne Matthews News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) competitive Ice Team traveled to Frankenmuth, Michigan in January, where they won the National Ice Carving Association U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship. The competition was hosted by John Zehnder of Frankenmuth. OCCI’s newly formed team competed in three categories: Compulsory Single Block Design; Freestyle; and Multi-Block. The team took …

Oregon Coast Culinary Institute’s Ice Team takes home Gold

Anne Matthews OCCI News

Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) competitive Ice Team traveled to Frankenmuth, Michigan in January, where they won the National Ice Carving Association U.S. National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship. The competition was hosted by John Zehnder of Frankenmuth. OCCI’s newly formed team competed in three categories: Compulsory Single Block Design; Freestyle; and Multi-Block. The team took …

Culinary training opens door to Bandon Dunes resort

Elise Hamner OCCI News

Imagine a career where your office is a kitchen. Every day, that’s precisely where Maria Gutierrez goes – into her grill station “office” in one of Bandon Dunes Golf Resort’s restaurants.  “It was definitely a wonderful experience coming to OCCI. I learned everything I needed to work in a restaurant,” Maria said. Maria grew up in a family who cooked …