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Second chance student Brandon Bridges prepares a dish during his stay at the program.

From prison bars to becoming a star: Designer sets sights on new ventures

Emma Makin April 19, 2024

In the bustling world of culinary arts, flavors dance on plates and creativity has no bounds.  Brandon Bridges, a previously incarcerated New Jersey resident, stands as a testament to the belief that...

Second Chance student Shermeira Harris works the line at the MCVSD Culinary Education Center during a Second Chance Class.

Formerly incarcerated students get a second chance to stir up success

Lily Howard April 10, 2024

It’s jambalaya night and Taurian Black is ready to turn his life around. Working around the kitchen, the cook supplies his colleagues with a side dish as he masterfully chars red peppers in between...

Chefs at the Culinary Education Center prepare a meal on Thursday, April 20. The Center is a collaboration between Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Vocational School District. (Joe Wicke/The Inkblot)

On the road: Advanced Mass Media Class takes on Culinary Center

The following articles are a part of the series "Inkblot on the Road," in which the Inkblot travels to other schools within the Monmouth County Vocational School District. Westlake Singles Club Lets...

Asbury Culinary Education Center student prepares meal for MCVSD Teacher of the Year lunch on Friday May 20

In the kitchen with Culinary Education Center students

Ella Freydman and Carla Vreeland May 31, 2022

The Monmouth County Vocational School District's Culinary Education Center played host to the district's  Teacher of the Year luncheon on May 18. As part of an occasional series on the 15 programs across...

Biotechnology High School seniors Sanjana Iyer, left, and Saanvi Nayar high-fiving after speaking about causes they stand for and why at the MCVSD Diversity and Inclusion event featuring Chris Singleton on Nov. 24, 2021. The event brought together select students from all of the districts 19 shared and full-time programs with the purpose of creating leaders in empathy and tolerance. BLOT PHOTO BY JULIA HOMZA

Historic gathering aims to bolster diversity and tolerance

Lillian Chen November 24, 2021

More than 30 students and teachers from across the Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) gathered in the BioTechnology High School media center to discuss topics concerning diversity...

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