|Updated: 12/16/2011 9:49 am
||Published: 12/16/2011 9:20 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Thursday night, Pulaski Tech Culinary students prepared food for a private party. But there is no clear recipe of where the future chefs will eventually learn the skill of hospitality.
This afternoon, the College Board met to discuss whether to build additional space at the school's southwest campus on I-30. The other option is to construct new space in downtown Little Rock at Sixth and Main street.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola thinks students’ learning downtown is a good idea.
"If we can make the numbers work, which I think we will, we think that is the right idea and it is a critical decision," said Stodola.
But city director BJ Wyrick told the board she wants the school to remain at the southwest location.
"We are about to lose a culinary institute in Southwest Little Rock that a lot of our neighbors have grown to love," said Wyrick.
Board members could not decide what to do tonight. Whatever happens, the programs director hopes the attention remains on the right people.
"The most important thing for us right now is to find a location and start building the facility that will service the students. That's our focus and that is our goal," said Chef Todd Gold.