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Nicholls State University's culinary program moving into new building

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THIBODAUX, Louisiana — Nicholls State University's culinary program is getting warmed up in its new building.

The John Folse Culinary Institute started moving into the $12.6 million, 33,000-square-foot building on May 20 and Randy Cheramie, the institute's executive director, says the move is 80 percent complete.

The building on eight acres near Louisiana Highway 1 and Bowie Road in Thibodaux includes four teaching kitchens, a demonstration room, food-storage facilities and a bistro to give students real-life experience. Cheramie says construction was completed in mid-May.

The Daily Comet reports (http://bit.ly/1KJNXji ) Nicholls President Bruce Murphy has targeted the program for expansion and hopes to double the enrollment within two years.


Information from: Daily Comet, http://www.dailycomet.com

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