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About the Project

We’re savoring the moment The Kitchens at Reynolds will open its doors during the 2019-2020 academic year at 2500 Nine Mile Road. More than a culinary school, The Kitchens at Reynolds is the East End's new front door to an unbelievable menu of workforce training and academic programs. Follow The Kitchens Timer for the latest countdown news, including facility sneak peeks, enrollment information, interviews, and events. Something Great is Cooking in Church Hill. Don't miss a minute of it!

Chefs Lee Gregory, Michelle Williams, and Joe Sparatta

Chefs Lee Gregory, Michelle Williams, and Joe Sparatta

Chef Michael Hall

Marianne McGhee, Class of ‘90, pictured with Chef Michael Hall.

Local chefs have a big appetite for hiring more culinary staff. They also have definite ideas about the skill sets Reynolds graduates should have. Many of RVA’s top names in the industry shared this and other guidance in a series of focus groups held at the Downtown Campus. Support from restaurant and hotel owners is high for the new culinary facility and expanded internship program.

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John Bradley

Two Reynolds Students Named "Culinary Students of the Year" at Elby Awards

Reynolds Culinary Arts students Sam Bausone and John Bradley were named Culinary Students of the Year at the 8th Annual Elby Awards hosted by Richmond Magazine.

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Redevelopment Win-Win-Win Meets Community Needs

In the Church Hill neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia, a resident's life expectancy can be ten to twenty years lower than that of someone born in the City's West End.

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The latest on the East End project and our culinary students in the community.

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Dave Hirshman

Dave Hirshman

Reynolds Culinary Alum

Students past and present will quickly tell you the Reynolds Culinary Arts Program is something special. That alums like Dave Hirshman write to say "Thank you" is a testament to the lasting positive spirit that starts simmering in the Reynolds kitchen during their studies.

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