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For almost 50 years, Reynolds Community College has educated and trained the Greater Richmond region workforce. Reynolds strives to enrich our community through education, partnerships, and opportunity.

The Kitchens at Reynolds is the next step in fulfilling this commitment. 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. It will feature spaces designed to engage the neighborhood, including a market/cafe, an urban garden, and a state-of-the art greenhouse that will provide a farm-to-table learning experience for the community.

Located within walking distance of The Market @ 25th and the Front Porch Cafe, The Kitchens at Reynolds will become the heartbeat of closing the equity gap. It will feature an admissions hub, with skilled one-door advisors, that will offer easy access to our 80+ programs. With our Downtown Campus a mile away and free shuttle service available, The Kitchens at Reynolds will connect the East End community with a path to college.

Chefs Lee Gregory, Michelle Williams, and Joe Sparatta

Chefs Lee Gregory, Michelle Williams, and Joe Sparatta

Cara and Student

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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

Virginia Wine Expo-Sip and Support!

Looking for a delicious way to help the Educational Foundation? Enjoy six days of great wines, spirits, craft beers, artisan cuisine, and more than 30+ curated events at the Virginia Wine Expo, March 3-8, 2020 at Main Street Station. Proceeds will support The Kitchens at Reynolds.

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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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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