FAIRMONT, W.Va. — “On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me 11 pipers piping.”
When people hear that line in the familiar Christmas song “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” most people think of 11 musicians playing a form of a flute or piccolo.
However, this year the Times West Virginian’s 11 pipers piping are 11 students of Pierpont Culinary Academy at Pierpont Community & Technical College.
According to www.thefreedictionary.com, the term piping in cooking means a cord of icing, whipped cream, etc., often used to decorate desserts and cakes.
It takes a total of 60 credit hours to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree at Pierpont Community & Technical College’s Pierpont Culinary Academy. Upon completion of the program, students in the Culinary Arts specialization will be eligible to become certified culinarians.
Food service management degrees include culinary arts, dietary management, pastry and baking, and resort and hotel management…