On Nov. 12, five foodservice students from various O‘ahu hotel and lodging companies completed the first-ever HARIETT Culinary Vocational Arts Program at WCC.
Windward Community College–Career and Community Education (WCC-CCE) and the Hotel and Restaurant Industry Employees Training Trust (HARIETT) partnered to provide the 473-hour culinary education and training program.
HARIETT is a non-profit institution and a labor-management partnership/Taft Hartley fund that provides benefits to both members of UNITE HERE! Local 5 and employers throughout the state.
The program provided students with academic training and practical laboratory skills training. Students participated in the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ManageFirst program classes in food safety and sanitation, menu planning, purchasing, inventory control and management. The 245-hour laboratory skills training classes included food production, basic baking and garde manger.
“I really enjoyed this class and learned so much,” said HARIETT student Lisa Hao. “It was hard, but I learned very good lessons on how not to give up when the pressure is on.”
For more information about future foodservice training programs, contact WCC-CCE at 235-7433.
Ka ‘Ohana, News Staff