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Culinary Arts

Description Students have the opportunity to build interest and master essential hands-on culinary techniques and theoretical academics for a career in the Hospitality Industry. The ProStart Program I & II is sponsored by the . . . read more

Culinary Students Preparing for Competition

Culinary students will be going April 6th to Springfield for the state FCCLA competition. Camila Ambriz, a junior at Bolingbrook High School is pictured here with her Veggie Train. She also made the ranch dressing. We were happy to help . . . read more


Congratulations to Tashara Thomas of Bolingbrook High School. Tashara took 3rd place in Hospitality at the FCCLA National convention and won a $20,000 scholarship! Tashara will be returning to Culinary Arts at Wilco in the fall for her senior . . . read more


We are very proud to recognize our alumni who are receiving degrees this spring. Ashley Hines, Plainfield South '15, graduated with her Associates degree in Baking/Pastry from Culinary Institute of Michigan, through Baker College. Also, . . . read more


Ryne Thacker,Wilco alumnus from Plainfield East class of 2016, and FCCLA Nationals winner is now a pastry student at College of DuPage school of Culinary Arts. He is doing very well and is planning on opening how own bake shop after . . . read more


Ryne Thacker and Lauren Turk both seniors Plainfield East H.S. received gold medals at FCCLA National competition in San Diego for competing in the category of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. read more

Seven Culinary Students Take Top Honors at FCCLA

Seven culinary students participated in the Regional Proficiency and STAR events competition in February offered by FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America).  On February 6 th , at the College of DuPage, five students . . . read more


Congratulations to our Culinary team and their recent competition at FCCLA. They will be heading to Springfield in April for the state competition. Pictured from left to right are Justin Becker and Abbigail Lohenis, from Plainfield South, . . . read more

Culinary Students Compete at FCCLA

Several Culinary students participated in the state proficiency and STAR events competitions in February offered by FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America). February 1st, Andrew Marquez (Lemont), Rachel Smith (Lemont), and . . . read more

Alumni Corner

Kyle Kunstman, Plainfield South 2014 graduate and former Culinary Arts student at Wilco, visited last week. Kyle is a current culinary student at JJC and was here to teach knife skills to the first year culinary students. Kyle is now in his . . . read more


Sara Glasgow, 2nd year culinary student and recent graduate from Plainfield North won a gold medal at the National FCCLA Conference. Sara and her culinary instructor, Debbie Bolger attended the national competition in Nashville in July. Sara . . . read more

Meals for Morningstar Mission

With the thought of turning something bad to good, the Wilco Culinary Department donated the food cooked for our March Public Buffet to Morningstar Mission. The day of the Buffet last week, the school was experiencing only partial power. The . . . read more

Culinary Students Perform Community Service

Saturday, November 26th Wilco Culinary students traveled to Chicago to serve over 200 people in need at A Just Harvest. This is just one of the many commmunity services projects for the Wilco students and much needed during the holiday season. read more

Cookie Grams Delivery!

The Wilco Culinary Arts students are selling cookie grams for Valentines Day as a fundraiser. Students can order them with a short message on them, or just have a decorated one. Today we have a Teddy Bear delivering cookie grams that were . . . read more

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