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The Chef’s Academy Development Recognized by Triangle Business Journal SPACE Awards

Culinary Institution’s Morrisville Campus Awarded Top Hospitality/Entertainment Development


Raleigh, NC -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/04/2012 -- The Chef’s Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced that its first satellite campus in Morrisville was recognized by Triangle Business Journal’s SPACE awards in the category of Top Hospitality/Entertainment Development. An annual commercial real estate award, the SPACE awards recognizes the most innovative commercial real estate projects across the Raleigh-Durham market. Capital Associates, a commercial real estate development company, negotiated a build-to-suit agreement with The Chef’s Academy under a long-term lease for a 24,000 square-foot building located at 2001 Carrington Mill Blvd.

“We could not be more excited to have our campus recognized with a Triangle Business Journal SPACE award and to be a part of the Triangle community, educating the next generation of culinary professionals,” said Jayson Boyers, national division president of The Chef’s Academy. “The work that has been accomplished to create this state-of-the-art facility is astounding, and we know that without the support and backing from local Triangle businesses, this vision of a culinary institution would not have come to fruition.”

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- The Chef’s Academy offers a two-year program for culinary students in pursuit of careers ranging from general culinary, pastry arts and hospitality fields of work.

- The development of the culinary institution was supported with financing from BB&T; Rowland Design led the design team, John R. McAdams Co. Centurion Construction was the general contractor and ValleyCrest was the landscape contractor.

About The Chef’s Academy
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit

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