MDC launches Miami Culinary Institute

Miami Dade College cuts the ribbon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday on its state-of-the-art Miami Culinary Institute. Tours of the facility, located in Building 6 on the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., begin at 10 a.m.

Under the direction of chef

John Richards

, the

MDC School of Culinary Arts

will offer a 64-credit associate degree in culinary arts and continuing education for culinary professionals plus courses for food and beverage enthusiasts.The new facility features kitchen labs, a baking lab, a food and beverage theater and a baker-café; 305-237-3276,