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  • Diman alumnus featured on TV

    Diman Culinary Arts graduate (2015) Celeste Chaves stopped by Studio10 in honor of National Cake Decorating Day. (10/11/23)

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  •  The team

    Chowderfest success

    Diman is pleased to announce that our Room 251 Restaurant was awarded first place in table presentation at the 2023 New Bedford Seafood Chowderfest. Not only did the school present a menu from the restaurant, we also displayed samples of work from shops and our school colors of orange and black. (9/30/23)

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    Diman students in demand

    Looking for a job? You’re in luck, with experts saying that the current job market offers historic levels of open positions across a wide swath of industries. “It’s the first time when the leverage is really in employees’ hands,” said Kevin Lazaro, Director of Cooperative Education at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School. “I’ve seen a lot of changes, but I’ve never seen such a boon of job opportunities across a multitude of industries.” (6/15/22)

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  •   Lexi and her Road Dogs sign

    Diman student opens local restaurant

    ou're 17 years old and a junior in high school. You just got your drivers' license and the weather is heating up. What are you daydreaming about? For most, it's plans for a carefree summer, piling into the car and soaking up the sun with family and friends. (6/7/22)

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  • Diman’s Room 251 restaurant offering curbside takeout

    Diman’s Room 251 restaurant might have been the least best kept secret for cheap eats in the city. Just about every day the restaurant was open, it was packed with diners enjoying sandwiches, soups, salads, full entrees and an array of sweets cooked by the school’s Culinary Arts program students.(10/19/20)

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  •  Shaylynn Woicik, a junior in Diman's auto collision shop, checks out a relevant video on YouTube

    Retooled: Diman adapting to challenges of learning trades remotely

    In this time of distance teaching and learning, trade shops at vocational schools face, perhaps, the greatest challenge. They, as well as many other shops offered at vocational schools, focus heavily on students working with tools and on machines. But with students, due to the COVID-19 crisis, locked out of the building and physically separated from their teachers, hands-on learning has largely been taken out of the educational equation. (5/18/20)

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  •  Photos of the event

    Holiday cheer at Diman

    Diman was thrilled to work with several local agencies to provide shoes and toys to children in need during this 2019 holiday season. (12/16/19)

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    Diman culinary students learn to create a more inclusive dining experience

    Dining out is so much more than a meal. It’s all about the experience. Some chefs in training at Diman Regional Vocational-Technical High School are learning early on to cater to their customers’ needs, including those with dementia, autism, hearing loss, vision loss and post-traumatic stress disorder. (10/1/19)

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  •  Operation Christmas

    "Operation Chrismas" yields nearly 300 toys

    Students and staff from Dental Assisting and Culinary Arts teamed together to keep up the tradition of the Annual Toy Drive which was started many years ago by Mrs. Maria Torres. Close to 300 toys will be donated to “Operation Christmas”, the annual toy giveaway at Citizens for Citizens, who have about 4,000 people signed up to receive toys, all of whom signed up in advance. Culinary Arts department donated the profits from the annual gingerbread house event to Diman’s Key Club, who donated the proceeds back to the toy drive. Culinary Arts department also held a raffle in Room 251. The Dental Assisting program have been collecting toys in the shop and faculty members have been very generous. (12/14/18)

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  •  McGovern teaches food science

    Clear pumpkin pie: Diman’s latest equipment is teaching students the future of food

    In Diman Regional Vocational Technical School’s bustling teaching kitchen, a group of culinary students paused to sample a crystal clear liquid from plastic pipettes. The fluid looked like water, but when dispensed on the tongue revealed its origin: Pumpkin puree, the type in pantries across the country this holiday season. (12/10/18)

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  •  The ribbon cutting

    Patio dedicated to Frank Santos, '72

    Recently at Diman Regional, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to dedicate the newly built dining terrace that is connected to the school's public dining room. The site was dedicated to Frank Santos, a 1972 Diman Culinary Arts graduate. Santos has been a board member and major contributor of the Diman Bengal Education Foundation since it started in 2013. In his professional life he is CFO/Vice President of Rosen Resorts & Hotels in Orlando Florida. The terrace was built with funds from the school budget, Foundation contribution and an allocation from the Fall River Rotary Club. (10/4/18)

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    Diman restaurant terrace to be built

    Diman's Room 251 restaurant will be moving outdoors when the school builds an outside terrace that's largely financed by the Diman Bengal Education Foundation (DBEF). This outside dining area will be dedicated in honor of 1972 culinary arts graduate Frank Santos who is the CFO/Operations Officer for Rosen Resorts and Hotels in Orlando Florida. Santos is a member of the Foundation Board and has been the largest financial contributor since this organization was started in 2013. (3/23/18)

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    Diman students collect 1,000 toys for donation to Citizens for Citizens

    The annual toy giveaway at Citizens for Citizens is a big deal, and not just because it’s a display of the Christmas spirit. (12/18/17)

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  • Superintendent/Director Thomas Aubin speaks at the breakfast

    Business talk and breakfast at Diman

    Business people got a chance to eat, mingle and get the ear of Sen. Michael Rodrigues at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School Friday morning. The Southcoast Business Breakfast filled the restaurant at Diman with a variety of community leaders and business owners. (5/19/17)

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  •  A student takes an order on the POSitouch system

    Point of sale is a point of emphasis

    Diman’s Room 251 restaurant has gone high-tech with some help from friends of the school. Already known for its cutting-edge culinary techniques, Room 251 has recently started using the latest technology to manage orders and facilitate communication between the kitchen and front of the house (3/22/17)

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  •  Diman and legislative representatives discuss school issues

    Legislative luncheon at Diman

    Diman was pleased to host our state delegation for a luncheon on September 7, 2016. The lunch was prepared by students and staff in Diman's Culinary Arts program and served in our Room 251 restaurant. (9/13/16)

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  • Diman students square off to test culinary chops

    Crawfish looked at each other across a plate. Lamb ribs cuddled up to sweet potatoes. Clams swam with corn in a delicate broth. (5/21/2012)

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  • Left to right: Rep. Alan Silvia, Mikayla Freitas, Ariana Gonzalez, Jonathan Martins, Nick Mota, Kyl

    Culinary arts students represent to representatives

    When Diman Culinary Arts students traveled to the State House in Boston on April 26, they knew they were there to prepare food for members of our congressional delegation, but they didn’t know they were going to get a personal tour by Fall River representative Carole Fiola. (5/12/16)

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  •  By fileting the fish, most of the flesh is taken for cooking, and no gutting or scaling is necessar

    Diman students cook up Bristol Aggie-raised tilapia

    The 132 tilapia that students in Scott Botelho’s culinary arts class at Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School learned how to filet Wednesday morning were swimming less than two hours before they were delivered to their kitchen. “They got here at 9:30 this morning, and were swimming at 8 this morning. It doesn’t get much fresher than that,” Botelho said. (4/17/16)

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  • A sweet gesture: Diman sophomore collects books for Boys & Girls Club

    FALL RIVER - Celeste Chaves probably could have charmed her family into buying her an iPhone, expensive sneakers, skinny jeans or a charm bracelet for her Sweet 16 birthday party. Instead, the Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School junior asked for children’s books. And not even for herself.

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