Student Of The Month

Meet Joe Goodnight!

Joe Goodnight is a stellar student in CCC’s Baking and Pastry Arts program who recently represented CCC as an exchange student to France. During his five weeks in France, Joe lived and worked alongside various French chefs. As a compliment to his studies, Joe toured around France visiting Paris and other historical sites. Joe’s advice for anyone considering a degree in Culinary Arts and/or Baking and Pastry Arts is “You have the opportunity to go anywhere in the world and get a job. This Industry represents freedom and adventure.”

Following Joe’s return from France, CCC had the privilege of hosting the Chefs that Joe lived and worked with in France on campus.

The French exchange program is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Through fundraising and public relations, CCC pays for the student’s plane tickets and provides French lessons. Various Community partners pay for the uniforms, passports, and luggage. “The skills and lessons they learned will be with them forever,” said Mrs. Shana Olmstead – chair of the department.

If you are interested in learning about what the Culinary, Hospitality and Baking & Pastry programs have to offer, contact Mrs. Olmstead 252-222-6264