Chef Tim Michitsch said the money will be used for equipment and program needs.
“Northeast Ohio is the restaurant scene in the U.S.,” he said. “We have the best chefs. I couldn’t be prouder of being an educator that is putting students into the industry and watching them thrive.”
Chef Jam is an annual event to spotlight independent restaurants in the Cleveland area. It is organized by Steve Schimoler of Crop Bistro, a popular eatery in Cleveland’s Ohio City.
“We need young bloods in the kitchen that are willing to roll their sleeves up and kick butt,” he said.
Superintendent Glenn Faircloth said the culinary program is one of the many premier programs at the JVS.
“It’s a huge honor to be recognized, not just by those in Lorain County, but also Northeast Ohio.
They own the establishments that now employ many of our students, who are using skills honed right here in Lorain County.”