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Harrison joins Holmes family to lead new Culinary Arts program

Harrison joins Holmes family to lead new Culinary Arts program

Pictured is Chef Alexei Harrison, who joined the Holmes Community College family as a Culinary Arts instructor on the Ridgeland Campus. Holmes Community College is now offering a Culinary Arts program on the Ridgeland Campus and Chef Alexei Mastin Harrison has joined the staff to lead the program. Harrison is a Starkville native and 2003 graduate of the Mississippi University for Women (MUW) Culinary Arts Institute. She also received a master's degree in hospitality management from the University of Alabama.

Chef Harrison launched the culinary arts program at East Central Community College as program coordinator and instructor. While at ECCC, she also provided food and beverage training for the casinos at Pearl River Resort, Tulane University and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Chef Harrison returned to teach at her alma mater in 2012, serving as assistant professor and director for the MUW Culinary Arts Institute in Columbus until 2019. She serves the local community, as well, serving as an active judge and facilitator for various high school and community college culinary competitions such as SkillsUSA, DECA and ProStart.

Chef Harrison currently resides in Ridgeland with her husband Chuck. They enjoy boating, cooking and spending time with their grandchildren, Hayes and Emmary.


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