With the presentation of a check to Riverside Community College Culinary Arts Program the Southern California Restaurant Writers concluded its scholarship program for 2016. Besides Riverside other schools with culinary arts departments that received checks from the Doris Crandall Scholarship Fund included Orange Coast College, San Bernardino Valley College and Los Angeles Harbor College.
At Riverside we met with Bagher Moghaddam, director of the school's culinary arts department, and he then led us to the school's new kitchens, class rooms and restaurant that will be located in the downtown area.
The new facility may be the very best and most modern equipped culinary arts department of any school in the state when classes start there in August.
At the present School Cafe we enjoyed a wonderful lunch which is staffed and operated by students in the culinary arts program.
Making the presentation at Riverside were Jim Woodin, SCRW president, this Writer as Scholarship Chairman and SCRW member Ronnie Greenberg.