- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)42
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)23
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Missouri culinary school enrollment surges
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The stagnant economy is pushing more prospective workers in Missouri into the kitchen.
The state Department of Higher Education says enrollment in postsecondary culinary arts programs was up by more than 500 percent last year compared with 1999. Enrollment has grown by 62 percent in just two years.
More than 2,600 students were enrolled in such programs last year, compared with fewer than 500 in the year 2000. And the number of Missouri colleges with culinary arts programs has grown from four to 11 since 2001.
Among those receiving training at L'Ecole Culinaire in St. Louis were displaced General Motors factory workers who received government employment training after losing their jobs.