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Puget Sound Business Journal / April 12, 2015
Dental Education Clinic set to train students and serve patients starting June

King County News / April 8, 2015
Maritime students assist help King County water taxis prepare for emergencies

Northwest Asian Weekly / March 24, 2015
College welcomes new Vice President of Student Services

The Seattle Times / March 23, 2015
Bigger trains to boost transit service to Capitol Hill

The Seattle Times / March 19, 2015
Capitol Hill light rail station opens near campus

The Capitol Hill Times / March 15, 2015
Opening day celebrations planned for Capitol Hill light rail opening

Seattle Weekly / March 12, 2015
Beacon Hill, home to Seattle Central Health Education Center, one of Seattle's hottest neighborhoods

The Seattle Medium / March 10, 2015
Harden named new VP of Student Services

The Seattle Times / March 8, 2015
Seattle Vocational Institute supports Tiny House project

The Capitol Hill Times / February 28, 2015
Science Olympiad held on campus

The Seattle Times / February 23, 2015
Top candidates announced in chancellor search

Crosscut / February 22, 2015
Aspiring Chemical Dependency student attests to struggle of adult homelessness

Seattle PI / February 18, 2015
Interim college president to participate in Seattle Public Schools education summit

The Seattle Times / February 18, 2015
Students tell stories at Seattle Asian American Film Festival

The Capitol Hill Times / February 5, 2015
Creative Academy alums launch design studio in Capitol Hill

The UW Daily/ January 29, 2015
Alum honored with prestigious scholarship for HIV advocacy work


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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.

Library awarded grant to develop digital literacy curriculum

Sunset magazine gives “top marks” to Seattle Culinary Academy restaurant

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