A new culinary arts center has opened at Columbus State Community College in an 80,000-square-foot building that will include a culinary theater, teaching kitchens, and also house a restaurant and bakery cafe.
But Mitchell Hall -- named for lead donor and restaurant mogul Cameron Mitchell -- is more than just a wanna-be chef's dream; it reflects a growing interest in the culinary trades as a profession.
Today on All Sides: U.S. culinary schools, the business model and their growing popularity.
Chef James Taylor, Department Chair for Hospitality Programs at Columbus State Community College, member of the Board of the American Culinary Federation Columbus Chapter
Spencer Hoffman, Graduate Instructor, Les Cheneaux Culinary School in Hessel, Michigan
Steve Zagor, Lead Instructor of Restaurant & Culinary Management, Institute of Culinary Education in New York