Thanks for having us at the Seattle College Fair!

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Seattle residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Thanks for having us at the Reno College Fair!

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Reno residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Thanks for having us at the Alaska College Fairs!

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Alaska residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fairs this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

American Culinary Federation (ACF) Team USA Visits OCCI

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On Monday, October 17, 2022, the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Team USA participants will visit the Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) to practice for an upcoming international competition. Community members are invited to a special luncheon for 100 people as part of their training. ACF Team USA Luncheon Logistics: Date/Time: Monday, Oct. 17 from Noon – 1:45 p.m. Cost: $35 …

OCCI Alum Represents the United States in Prestigious International Culinary Competition

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Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) alum and SWOCC Foundation scholarship recipient Elena Smith is competing in the 2022 Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition. It is taking place in Mexico City October 5 – 9, 2022. Elena is representing the United States in this prestigious culinary competition designed to support and promote future young chefs. The first competition organized in 1977 with …

Thanks for Having us at the Montana College Fair!

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Montana residents, we enjoyed visiting you at the college fair this fall! In case you missed us—or if you’re just looking for info about why you should be #SWOCCbound—here’s a quick overview of what we offer: No out-of-state tuition! On-campus living in  apartment-style student housing. A fun, active campus. Easy to get involved in clubs and activities. A chance to …

Your Food Future Starts Here

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Why enter the culinary profession? “The industry is thriving,” says Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI) Director and Executive Chef Randy Torres. The hunt for employees is on. That means there’s great opportunity. “People are getting degrees and following careers they are passionate about,” Torres said. Aspiring chefs want the training to expand their career options and where they can go …

A delicious life

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OCCI alum is living the culinary dream It’s been a long and winding road for Justin Wolf to reach the status of Executive Chef. Born and raised in Medford, Oregon, cooking was always a big part of his family and life. Even his senior project in high school involved cooking, teaching kids how to help with dinner. And as long …

Chef Instructor Chris Foltz appears on Disney+ “Foodtastic”

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You never know where a career in culinary arts will take you. Perhaps even to Disney to be featured in an episode of “Foodtastic”. Chef Chris Foltz, a chef instructor for Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI), got the opportunity to do just that! “Foodtastic” is a global competition in which artists create “extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made …

Chef Instructor Chris Foltz appears on Disney+ “Foodtastic”

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You never know where a career in culinary arts will take you. Perhaps even to Disney to be featured in an episode of “Foodtastic”. Chef Chris Foltz, a chef instructor for Southwestern’s Oregon Coast Culinary Institute (OCCI), got the opportunity to do just that! “Foodtastic” is a global competition in which artists create “extravagant scene work and larger-than-life sculptures made …