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Trade Tech gives culinary students the ingredients for fulfilling careers
Trade Tech gives culinary students the ingredients for fulfilling careers

College professor Robert Wemischner surely knew the way to my heart when he invited me to join him at work this week. A professional pastry chef, he teaches baking in the culinary arts program at Los Angeles Trade Tech, the oldest school in the state's community college system. The teacher promised I could sample his students' latest projects: macaroons, sugar cookies and fruit-filled pastries crammed with fresh whipped cream. My sweet tooth made that an offer I couldn't resist. Wemischner's classroom on the campus near downtown resembles a giant restaurant kitchen, with student chefs in white jackets and food-smeared aprons busy at every oven, sink and table. The...

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