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Last updated on Friday, October 21, 2016, 11:45 am

Vince Pianalto

NWACC names area chef as instructor for its Brightwater culinary program

NorthWest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville has named restaurateur and educator Vince Pianalto as a chef instructor for its culinary program, Brightwater: A Center for the Study of Food, the school announced on Friday (Oct. 21). Pianalto starting teaching classes at the beginning of the fall semester, prompting him to gift his ownership stake in Bouchée Bistro in downtown Fayetteville to the other chefs/co-owners, two of his former students at Springdale High School, where he was culinary instructor from 2009 to 2016. NWACC culinary classes are now held at the Center for Nonprofits at St. Mary’s in Rogers, but Pianalto and the other instructors will be transitioning to the new Brightwater campus in downtown Bentonville’s market district in December. A Springdale native,... [ MORE ]

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