Blue Ridge CTC Podcast Channel

Welcome! Blue Ridge CTC is proud to launch its podcast channel from the new podcasting studio at the Blue Ridge CTC Technology Center! The podcasts on the BRCTC channel showcase programs, events, our world-class faculty and staff, and emerging trends and technology in education and training.

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Tech Center Tuesday - Moises Mendoza on the Evolving Landscape of Digital Media

Today's episode of Tech Center Tuesday, Joel talks with Moises Mendoza, the owner of SC Studios, and two interns David Donohue & Jonathan Wilfred from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College to discuss the impact of internships on students and the digital media industry. They talk about the importance of practical experience and how it complements classroom learning. Moises shares his journey from social media marketing to starting his own company, and the services SC Studios offers. They also discuss the role of AI in the creative field and the need to maintain a human touch. We are very thankful for our industry partners and how we connect to the local area. https://www.scmarketingwv.com/ Tech Center Tuesday is a series hosted by Joel Heslop exploring all Blue Ridge CTC has to offer, recorded in the Podcast Studio of the Tech Center. This podcast looks at Blue Ridge CTC's academic programs, student services, and the three colleges within the college. Listen in to hear about exciting happenings and events! Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZYGjBbMMAkQXkJpvYNXm3GKMwABF-RoA/view?usp=sharing


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? - Ep 11 w/ Diego Losada of Garage on King

In this episode, the hosts of the What's Brewin' at the Culinary Academy podcast Chef Steve and Chef Miriam are joined by Diego Lasada, owner of The Garage on King (https://www.thegarageonking.com/). They discuss the concept of a food hall and the benefits it offers to small restaurants. He explains the variety of food offerings available at The Garage and the importance of consistency and sense of urgency in the food industry. Diego also shares his vision for the future of The Garage, including collaborations and culinary experiences. He emphasizes the role of education and the partnership between The Garage and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in providing opportunities for culinary students. Episode 11 Show Notes & Podcast Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NM2JKleAhPxjnPg_n1qwWhjuo_p00j9m/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu What is What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience.


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? - Ep 10 w/ Chef Rampey of Hillbrook Inn

In this episode, the hosts of the What's Brewin' at the Culinary Academy podcast Chef Steve and Chef Miriam are joined by Chef Rampey from Hillbrook Inn. They discuss his background, the importance of food safety, and the internship experience at Hillbrook Inn. In this podcast episode, the hosts discuss the importance of culinary education, the value of hands-on learning, current culinary trends and innovations, and career opportunities in the culinary industry. Episode 10 Show Notes & Podcast Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zxLi4OrXKsrVKlHSMZ9OqOq1zGca-zXE/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu
What is What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience.


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? - Ep 9 - German Exchange student Eric Schmidt

In this episode, Chef Steve and Chef Miriam are joined by special guest Eric Schmidt from Germany. They discuss Eric's favorite dish, his experience with different cuisines, and the differences between German and American food. Chef Miriam even made Eric's favorite German dish, Schäufele! They also talk about food safety and recalls, highlight a spaetzle maker as the tool of the week, and share their thoughts on Gordon Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares. Stick around to the very end for Eric's food review! Episode 9 Show Notes & Podcast Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14ds1Fu2IgCRSsFUYHIEAYY5ctx9aOji8/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu
What is What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience.


LIVE Tech Center Tuesday - Digital Media Week w/ Sandra Baker

Today's episode of Tech Center Tuesday was recorded LIVE with Joel Heslop and Digital Media Faculty Sandra Baker as a part of the Digital Media Week that happened at the Tech Center in our new Podcast Studio in Fall 2023! Check in with Joel and Sandra as they talk all things Digital Media: career opportunities, new software, AI and more in the Digital Media field. Tech Center Tuesday is a series hosted by Joel Heslop exploring all Blue Ridge CTC has to offer, recorded in the Podcast Studio of the Tech Center. This podcast looks at Blue Ridge CTC's academic programs, student services, and the three colleges within the college. Listen in to hear about exciting happenings and events! Transcript: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CCvnTaHC0tm1y6Lr0oVQjIpORhCmGryq/view?usp=sharing


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? - Ep 8 - Holiday Food Prep!

Our eight episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy is a special holiday food episode! Join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce culinary student (soon to be alumni!) Emma Berst to the show! Emma talks about her experience at the Culinary Academy at Blue Ridge CTC, a delicious butternut squash soup recipe and what she plans to do in the future. Steve and Miriam talk about holiday food safety, turkey recipes and more! And as always, culinary in the media, culinary around the world, new tools to check out and helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Episode 8 Show Notes & Podcast Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AamoH1a_pFGbCNFe1qR2rGB5vaD_SiYr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu
What is What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience.


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? Episode 7 w/ Dr. Peter Checkovich

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the seventh episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce college President Dr. Peter Checkovich (or as we lovingly call him, Dr. C) to the show! Dr. C recalls the start of the Culinary Academy at Blue Ridge CTC and what the future holds. They talk more culinary in the media, culinary around the world, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Episode 7 Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fVibafWxJlLE7gr6zXpki6w8_ozxC8uT/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? Episode 6 w/ Chef John Lane

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the sixth episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce Chef John Lane to the show! Chef John talks about the beautiful grounds at our main campus and the greenhouse there. They talk more culinary in the media, culinary around the world, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Episode 6 Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vsY5pg4U8S-ihiZ4BeKCP7J0W0XC_MR4/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? Episode 5

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the fifth episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce Kevin Scott, returning Blue Ridge CTC Culinary ServSafe instructor, to the show! They talk more culinary in the media, culinary around the world, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Episode 5 Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BcuUB5QCfOB9oiFPDLyGObvs4u6Cioz6/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=101874741515033881353&rtpof=true&sd=true
Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


Dr. C & See Podcast! Episode 2

We are pulling back the curtain on higher education by chatting with Blue Ridge CTC President Dr. Peter Checkovich and Vice President of Enrollment Management, Leslie See. Hear candid conversations on where higher education is, where it is heading, and lessons they have learned along the way. In this second episode Dr. C and Leslie See take a look at starting the new year at Blue Ridge Community and Technical college and give some insights on the future.



The Importance of Customer Service - Tech Center Tuesday

In today's episode Joel is joined by Tiffany Hine, Director of Small Business Education and Training, and Jassi Mason, the Advertising Manager at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town West Virginia, to take a look at all things Customer Service and why hospitality matters! Tech Center Tuesday is a series hosted by Joel Heslop exploring all Blue Ridge CTC has to offer, recorded in the Podcast Studio of the Tech Center. This podcast looks at Blue Ridge CTC's academic programs, student services, and the three colleges within the college. Listen in to hear about exciting happenings and events! Any Questions? Email podcast@blueridgectc.edu


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? Episode 4

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the third episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve as he introduces Annette Cain, Blue Ridge CTC Culinary faculty to the show! They talk more culinary in the media, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Previously recorded 10/07/2022 Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? Episode 3

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the third episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce Sarah Chapman, former Blue Ridge CTC student now Culinary faculty! Miriam and Steve talk more culinary in the media, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Previously recorded 9/2022 Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy? with Chef Steve & Chef Miriam - Episode 2

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience. In the second episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce new recipes, talk about culinary in the media, new tools to check out and as always helpful tips to enhance your culinary experience! Questions or comments? Email: podcast@blueridgectc.edu


First2 Summer Immersion Camp - Opportunities for the future at Blue Ridge CTC!

In today’s episode Joel sits down with Kim Graves, Associate Dean in the Division of IT and Math, as well as students and a community partner to talk about the Summer Internship Experience for incoming Blue Ridge students. Find out about opportunities this Summer and Fall for students to get hands-on experience and meet fellow students, faculty and staff in the Division of Information Technology and Mathematics. New students to Blue Ridge who would like to participate in the Summer Internship Experience July 17-28, 2023 can fill out this form to apply: https://first2network.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5pPHciD9nyO0JH8 Current Blue Ridge students who would like to be a mentor for the Summer Internship Experience can apply here: https://first2network.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQCbpRjvD3vXUmq   Any student interested in becoming a First2 Director or Scholar should contact Kim Graves kgraves@blueridgectc.edu


Start your Career in Gaming - Tech Center Tuesdays

Did you know you can earn the skills you need to work in table games as fast as three weeks or even earn credits while working at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV? Today we are joined by Diana Crouse, Gaming Career Institute Program Coordinator and Ken Suits, GCI Lead Instructor to talk about all the training and opportunities in the Gaming Career Institute Program. For more information: https://www.blueridgectc.edu/gaming


Join Chef Steve & Chef Miriam with "What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy?"

We are just two chefs chewing the fat about all things food related…with insightful and casual conversation in a light hearted manner. We will invite guests every so often to join us at our table such as chefs, industry professionals, students and anyone who is a food enthusiast. So kick back and wrap your paws around your favorite beverage as you are our guests for the next 30 minutes and we hope, you savor the experience.

In this first episode of What's Bruin at the Culinary Academy, join Chef Steve and Chef Miriam as they introduce us into the wonderful world of culinary and themselves. 


Tech Center Tuesdays - Cyber Security Awareness Month: What Jobs & Opportunities are available in this field?

Tech Center Tuesday is a series hosted by Joel Heslop exploring all Blue Ridge CTC has to offer, recorded in the Podcast Studio of the Tech Center. This podcast looks at Blue Ridge CTC's academic programs, student services, and the three colleges within the college. Listen in to hear about exciting happenings and events! In todays episode Joel sits down with Cybersecurity Program Coordinator Kay Ogilvie and Director of STEM Internships and B&I Communications Amber Butcher to talk job opportunities in the Cyber Security field! Find out the amazing jobs and opportunities available in this field and learn more about the Cybersecurity Program at Blue Ridge CTC.


Tech Center Tuesdays - Cyber Security Awareness: How to Protect yourself on the Internet

Tech Center Tuesday is a series hosted by Joel Heslop exploring all Blue Ridge CTC has to offer, recorded in the Podcast Studio of the Tech Center. This podcast looks at Blue Ridge CTC's academic programs, student services, and the three colleges within the college. Listen in to hear about exciting happenings and events! In todays episode Joel sits down with Cybersecurity Program Coordinator Kay Ogilvie and Instructor Rob Ball to talk all things Cyber Security! Find out how to best protect yourself from threats on the Internet and learn more about the Cybersecurity Program at Blue Ridge CTC.


The First Blue Ridge CTC Podcast with Dr. Checkovich and Leslie See

We are pulling back the curtain on higher education by chatting with Blue Ridge CTC President Dr. Peter Checkovich and Vice President of Enrollment Management, Leslie See. Hear candid conversations on where higher education is, where it is heading, and lessons they have learned along the way. In this first episode Dr. C and Leslie See take a look back at the history of Blue Ridge Community and Technical college and give some insights on the future.

Episode Transcription:
https://blueridgebuck.s3.amazonaws.com/images/Dr.CLeslieSee-Podcast-1.pdf


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