“I didn’t work well with school, but I was smart. I would skip school and go read books,” says Richard Witting. He dropped out of high school at 17, tried a few classes at CCV, and then moved to the West Coast for more than a decade. In Portland and San Francisco, he returned to familiar work: food.
A CCV student named Ali is speaking French as he scrapes the last serving of a thick and fragrant stew from a casserole dish. A hungry guest wearing a wide grin holds out a bowl.
Chef and CCV graduate Richard Witting served up three different dishes at CCV-Winooski’s 17th Annual International Food Festival last Thursday, where students, staff, and community members came to share cuisine from around the world.
A sea of community members joined CCV-Winooski students, staff, and faculty gathered at the Winooski academic center to taste dishes from around the globe— sweet, savory, spicy, and delicious.
Roughly a hundred hungry students, staff, faculty and members of the general public made their way over to CCV Winooski on April 9th for the annual event that regularly draws repeat visitors: the International Food Festival. Attendees dined on fare from around the globe, including dishes from Japan, India, Ethiopia, Burundi, and Somalia to name but a few.