Carrollton Roundup: Chefs, Websites and More | News

Appetizing academics

50 cooking students at Technology, Exploration and Career Center West learned cooking techniques from a world-class chef.

On December 10, Italian chef Lorenzo Polegri, owner of a restaurant and cooking school in Orvieto, Italy, taught TECC-W students how to prepare exclusive Italian dishes. Polegri has traveled the world cooking as a guest chef-farmer at Harvard University, Le Cordon Bleu, The Culinary Institutes of America, the James Beard Foundation Gala Dinner in New York and he was a guest chef at the White House for Barack Obama in 2010. He offered TECC-W students the chance to travel to Italy and attend a two-week internship with him next summer where they can discover the culinary arts and agriculture in Italy.

During the presentation, Polegri and the culinary arts students concocted Italian dishes from scratch, including risotto and focaccia. Polegri taught them preparation techniques and Italian cooking methods.

New website

Carrollton launched its newly redesigned website offering more user-friendly access to city information and community services.

The website has been structured to reduce the number of clicks required to locate the desired information. The city has also moved the web hosting site for improved security and faster updates.

“The content of the city’s new website is based on the needs of residents and other visitors,” said Marketing Director Kelli Lewis. “It’s organized by topics that give people multiple ways to find what they need in a convenient way. “

The website redesign process began in 2019 and included user experience tips such as entering residents and visitors, heat maps, and other analytical collections. A user survey was conducted last July to ensure that the final design reflects the results provided by respondents. Additional steps included content migration, graphic design, and internal staff training.

The Carrollton website serves as a hub for city news and information, online payments, library information resources and book supplies, animal adoptions, program enrollment. parks and recreation, economic development resources for businesses, permit applications and more.

Resources offered

The Carrollton Public Library invites potential business owners to the Josey Ranch Lake Library at 1700 Keller Springs Road from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 12 for an introduction to SCORE Dallas, a non-profit organization designed to provide resources to those who start a business. and seeks to develop existing businesses.