Livingston College First HBCU With Mobile Kitchen

Livingston College will promote its culinary arts and hospitality management programs using their mobile kitchen. The renovated trailer is more than 50 feet long and includes a small sitting area, a dining room table under a chandelier and a full kitchen. Livingstone unveiled the mobile kitchen at the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce’s annual trade show.

Vivian Ray, director of Livingstone’s School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts, said the mobile kitchen will be used to recruit students and provide current students with real-world experience.

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“It’s expected to go out at least two or three times per week,” Ray said. “(Livingstone President Jimmy) Jenkins said we didn’t spend this money for it to just sit parked, and since we’ve been going out with it so many people have seen us in action and want us to come. We’re gonna be everywhere in Salisbury. They can’t do anything without us now.”

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“What we’re trying to do is make ourselves stand out, and we are the only HBCU, which is historically black college and university, that actually has a culinary arts program,” she said. “As we continue to stand out, we have to think about what we can do differently. … We want to always be one step ahead, and this places ahead of everybody, including some of the other culinary programs.” Originally reported on

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