Featured Pioneer
World Food Championships™
July 19, 2016

Jana Hernandez, UAV Alumnus of the Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management program is scheduled to compete in the World Food Championships™ (WFC).

Hernandez is a 2012 graduate and is head chef at Pour d’ Vino Wine Lounge and Bistro on the BLVD in beautiful downtown Lancaster.

Per www.pourdvino.com “An intimate lunch & dinner menu designed to pair well with our selection of over 100 wines and beers, both imported and domestic. As Antelope Valley's first wine lounge, Pour d' Vino features guest vintners, wine tasting classes, a wine club, live jazz and live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:pm til 10:pm with a variety of local talent providing entertainment. Fireside balcony seating overlooking the BLVD is available for a truly lovely evening. Keep a watch on the calendar for these and other special events. Pour d' Vino is a social venue like no other in the Antelope Valley we invite you to join us Tuesday through Sunday for a truly memorable visit. Reservations are recommended for dinner on

Friday and Saturday nights.”

November 2016, the Bacon World Championship is where Hernandez is entered to compete; the event will take place in the WFC kitchen arena in Orange Beach, Alabama. There are nine food categories and competition will span seven days and one talented chef will be crowned victorious and receive as World Food Champion, $100,000 in cash and prizes.

Chef Adrian Neria stated, “Hernandez is a talented chef and dedicated to her craft as well as an inspiration to all that meet her.” “She will do great in this competition and in her future endeavors.”

Good luck Chef Hernandez, your UAV family is cheering for you.

Go Pioneers!!