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Capitol Hill Seattle Blog | September 23, 2016
Photo recap: "Central to the Community"

Capitol Hill Times| September 23, 2016
Seattle Central celebrates 50 years

KOMO| September 23, 2016
Seattle Central celebrates 50th Anniversary with march and ceremonial reopening

KNKX| September 22, 2016
50 Years Of Activism, Education Highlight Seattle Central College's History

The Seattle Times| September 22, 2016
Seattle Central College turns 50, celebrates history of social activism

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog| September 20, 2016
Seattle Central marks 50 years of activism on Capitol Hill

The Seattle Times | September 15, 2016
Seattle Culinary Academy alum launches impressive Ballard restaurant

Geekwire | September 4, 2016
Coding apprenticeships at Seattle Central help fill the tech talent gap

Seattle Times | August 28, 2016
Sound Transit to increase light rail service at beginning of academic year

Crosscut | August 24, 2016
President Edwards Lange nominated for public service award

The Seattle Times | July 30, 2016
Seattle Maritime expanding to train mariners for growing opportunity

Seattle Magazine | July 29, 2016
Apparel alum and Neiman Marcus exec talks about style influences

The Seattle Times | July 26, 2016
Seattle Culinary students contribute to 'Burning Beast' food festival

KOMO | July 21, 2016
Seattle Maritime Academy preparing next generation of mariners

KTVN (PRWEB) | July 15, 2016
Sustainable roof tops new Seattle Maritime Academy building

The AACC 21st Century Center | July 14, 2016
Seattle Central preparing tomorrow's IT workers

The Seattle Times | July 7, 2016
College to offer coding apprenticeships to train workers for tech industry

The Capitol Hill Times | July 6, 2016
Photographer’s Two Lives Converge At Seattle Central Exhibit

KUOW | July 2, 2016
Somali mother and student gives back to community

Inside Higher Ed | June 24, 2016
Prisoners to Get 'Second Chance Pell' through Seattle Central

The Capitol Hill Times | June 24, 2016
Seattle Central providing education to prisoners through Pell Grant pilot

The Seattle Times | June 23, 2016
Pilot program funds state inmates’ pursuit of college degrees

Northwest Asian Weekly| June 23, 2016
Graduates celebrated at Benaroya Hall

The Capitol Hill Times | June 22, 2016
Affordable arts venues at Seattle Central

Mukilteo Beacon| June 21, 2016
Alum launches sculpture exhibition in Everett

The Stranger | June 21, 2016
Instructor Daudi Abe on 'a black life that almost mattered'

Forbes | June 18, 2016
Seattle Central takes innovative approach to medical marijuana education


Faces of Seattle Central

Seattle Culinary Academy alums win investment on reality show


Seattle Culinary Academy (SCA) alums Garrett Doherty, Irbille Donia and Shane Robinson put their skills to the test last month in the premier episode of “Restaurant Startup.” This new reality show on CNBC pits two teams of aspiring restaurateurs against each other as they pitch their concepts to potential investors, TV personality and restaurateur Joe Bastianich, and chef and restaurant owner Tim Love.

“I really enjoyed watching the show,” said SCA Chef Instructor Gregg Shiosaki, who taught the three chefs in their very first quarter at SCA. “I was excited to see how far they have come since their first day of school.”

The trio met seven years ago as students at SCA. Their restaurant, called “Kraken Congee,” currently operates using a “pop-in” style model that takes over different Seattle restaurants for one evening per month, delivering their unique take on congee, a rice porridge dish that is a staple in many Asian countries. The restaurant has gained a cult following in Seattle as fans regularly flock to their locations and often buy out their entire stock before the end of the night.

Chef Sarah Wong remembers the unique style of cooking of her former students, Doherty and Donia, which infuses both Spanish and Filipino flavors. She also remembers that that they were both “very gregarious and wildly ambitious” and is not surprised by their success.

At the end of their episode, host Tim Love decided to invest $150,000 of his own money in the team and their concept.  This will allow them to start a brick-and-mortar restaurant modeled on their pop-in style operation.

They were also featured on KING 5’s New Day Northwest recently to promote their appearance.

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