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Instructor: Aaron Chau

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CULN160, Non Traditional Fall 2014
CULN160, Spring 2014
CULN360, Spring 2014

Aaron Chau: CULN160, Non Traditional Fall 2014

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Culinary Arts
Course: CULN 160 - Dining Room Service Crn (Section): 31945 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.67 18 0.97 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (11%) 15 (83%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.78 18 0.94 Freq(%) 1 (6%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 17 (94%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
His real life industry experience. Able to show students how to do things hands on because he knows how to do it. He doesn't just teach from the book. He teaches how to do things the real way. Super knowledgeable in this field.
His background, knowledge about the industry, attentiveness.
Communication. Well spoken. Knowledgeable.
He makes the class very fun with his stories that's related to his previous jobs. He also guides us very well while doing service.
Aaron Chau has this strong ability to teach this class. It was very engaging when he had to teach important subject about dining room class. I mean, he truly taught us the basic learning of dining room, which it makes me to take his advance dining room.
He explains the material that the class covers in depth, as well as allows time for practice so that we are able to gain experience before the start of service.
He has a background in the Dining Room service which gives us not only hands-on experience but also inside tips on how to do things.
He knows the hospitality field very well can relate to students
Fun and good
He is really fun and knows exactly what to ddo.
He is very knowledgeable in the subject and also very approachable when I needed clarification or help. He is also very passionate about this class and you can tell he really cares about the students and wantz us to strive for our best.
Aaron Chau knew his material. he knew how to teach the students in a way they would understand
He walks the walk. His knowledge and skills comes from personal experience. he definitely knows what he's doing.
He is very straight forward, and does what he says he will. He is super cool and a great teacher full of knowledge.
He really knows what he is doing and how to over come obstacles that might come. He also shows that he cares for us and that he likes what he does.
He I very skilled and knowledgeable of what he is teaching.
Great speaker cared about what he was teaching.
His work experience as a food and bev manager and his past waithelp job
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
None.
More demo days!
None. The class is a great learning experience combined with a fun atmosphere.
none
None of it.
I would have liked more opportunities to practice wine service before actual service started. I would suggest that he encourages students to test their groupmates during the mock services so that they can experience having to serve wine before serving others.
None.
more field trips and food demos
Still now
Hmm not sure
N/A
No changes are needed
no changes needed.
None. Great teacher, great techniques, I don't feel he needs to change anything.
None
None
No changes needed.. I was happy with everything
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
Always asked us how things were going during the dining service. Helped us lots when things got busy and when they weren't. He let us email or text him if we needed anything and he would respond right away.
He was always first on the scene when a glass broke or there was any problem/commotion in class.
Tons and tons of positive reinforcement.
He always makes sure everyone knows what to do and this shows that he really wants us to learn well in his class.
Mr. Chau is very critic. He watches us during the service. If he sees somethings wrong while you are serving, he would then make corrective actions and tell you which is the proper way of serving.
He takes the time each morning to explain what will happen that day. He provides us with the skills to function in a working environment while not relying on others and encourages thinking for yourself.
He offered to come in early, offered help to practice. He also offers tips on real life situations in the industry.
tell us what we did wrong in dining room service and learn from our mistakes
Passion
He would always listen to us and answer questions
During service, he would keep an eye on us to make sure thst we're doing okay. If a student needed help, he would be there in a second to help them.
He always reminded us about our grades. he also tried his best to make sure everyone came on time
He's always willing to help. And even during service, if we make a mistake, he's a few steps away to clean up out mess. Even with emails, his reply time is one of the fastest I've experienced.
He always was understanding towards being sick and having other things to do. He understands that we are learning and that we will make mistakes so he gives us a few chances to learn the processes.
Hes aware when we make a mistake and he shows us how to fix it. If we are serving to the guest and if we are having trouble he would come and help us.
He is sincere about the students
He showed concern for student who did not try their hardest, or were late. He tried to make them a better student
Very observant
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. Super good teacher. He didn't waste any time at all. Everything he taught was relevant and interesting. Even though it was a long class, I looked forward to it - super fun. I learned so much in so many different areas of dining room.
Yes, absolutely. I learned a lot and enjoyed this class more than I had expected to. His experience and knowledge really help to make this class worthwhile.
Yes. It shows he cares about his students. He wants us to succeed.
yes. He's very good at teaching (or training) us students and students would not get bored in class because of his very interesting stories.
Yes. Absolutely!
I would recommend Mr. Chau to other students because he does a really good job not only teaching students the required materials of the course, but also using his experience in the industry to demonstrate tasks such as tableside service.
Yes I recommend Aaron Chau over John Santamaria because I believe Mr. Chau has more knowledge in the subject matter.
yes very good teacher learn thing with the hands exercises
Ya
Yes! He is great
Yes. I would highly recommend him to any student intrested in learning how to work in the front of house. He know the subject very well and has had many years of service in the industry.
Yes i would because you will learn everything you need to know if you were to work in the front of the house
yes, he is more than willing to teach students and pass down what he's learned throughout his life. his teachings can be applied to not just front of the house but to life in general.
Yes. Great teacher, great lessons.
Yes, because he makes everything fun and not boring and plus he teaches you a lot more than the book does.
Yes, great teacher very knowledgeable will do anything for the students to succeed
Yes I learned slot and will take another class if he had one
Yes due to his work experience
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
On of the best teachers I had here at KCC.
He is a fantastic teacher.
I really enjoy this class. All you have taught to us will be useful for our future. :) Im glad I took your class.
I enjoyed the class and thank you for teaching such a variety of materials.
Thank you
very good teacher I enjoyed his class very fun and I learned a lot this module
Nope
He is a very excellent teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed his class.
He is a great teacher that is easy going
because of the thought, time, and money he spends on his students, i appreciate everything he does. He surely loves what he's doing because if he didn't, he wouldn't be spending money out of his own pocket for a bunch of students. two thumbs up.
Great teacher! Everyone should take him.
I'm going to miss taking this class. Your a great teacher and instructor.
Great teacher. Showed me everything I needed to know about front of the house fine dining
Thank you giving up your time and knowledge to better ensure us of our future goals

Aaron Chau: CULN160, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Culinary Arts
Course: CULN 160 - Dining Room Service Crn (Section): 34053 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.63 20 0.68 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 3 (15%) 14 (70%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.9 20 0.31 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.95 20 0.22 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 19 (95%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.85 20 0.37 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (15%) 17 (85%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.5 20 0.61 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (5%) 8 (40%) 11 (55%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.7 20 0.47 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (30%) 14 (70%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.65 20 0.49 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 7 (35%) 13 (65%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.8 20 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 4 (20%) 16 (80%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Mr. Chau has many strengths as a teacher. he is very straight forward and helps students when in need of help. He is also very charismatic which can boost moral of the students. His approach to teaching is very hands on, and his live demonstrations of table side service was very useful in learning in this class
As a teacher, he teaches in a way that is engaging, and this really important for us that, English is our second or third language. For me, I have great learning experience with him, because he has tons of knowledge in the Hotel and food service industry. I have seen a lot of negative situations between the back of the house and front of the house, but he manage to fix it calmly and efficiently, and it think that was great.
Mr. Chau was the best teacher ever. Extremely understanding and great personality. Responded to emails very quickly.
The way Mr. Chau taught his students you just knew that he was very knowledgable in his field. He always tried to make class fun and interesting and always tried to add his personal experiences to his lessons to help get his message across. he always looked out for the students best interest and is a great teacher.
Mr chau strength is in his attention to details and life experiences he shares with us.
Being that he had over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mr chau clearly explained and demonstrated all sorts of proper techniques on what is to be expected as the standard in this type of field. Not only that but he also grabs the attention of every student through his teaching methods, by far one of the best teachers I've had.
he is a really funny guy and i like his classes.we do a lot of tableside serveing .
he ensure that the right things were always done
He corrects you on your mistakes, and gives you the opportunity to perfect it before he minus' points.
He's is very knowledgeable on the subject and really willing to teach us what he knows.
As a teacher he knew exactly what he was doing and had so much knowledge about front of the house and customer service. He encourages students to participate and think for themselves. Although, he is strict and not as nice as other teachers I actually prefer it that way because you learn more and you learn independence.
knows the subject, and has been doing this for years
He told us the truth and correct our mistake. He always made us figure our mistake right aways so it doesn't become a habit
He's strength is that he knows the field very well and has so many experience.
He is very knowledgeable in the hospitality industry.
Kind caring and very knowledgable
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
more field trips and live demonstrations
None.
None
Don't stress too much.
I see no changes needed to the class. But it would be neat to do more table side service for salads or desserts.
N/a
no
none
None, his class is well organized and motivating
no changes
nothing hes a great teacher
Nothing
No changes.
none
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He was understanding for students who were sick or had other emergencies outside of class. He would always point out your flaws and shows you how to fix it.
By announcing the to the class quiz's and assignment's due dates to make sure we don't forget. He also teaches and show us how to treat guests the right way and the little mistakes that we made with silverware presentations, etc to remind us not to repeat it again.
H
he would always use encouraging words. when guest at Ka Ikena would be rude or disrespectful, he always took our side.
If he see's something done incorrectly. He not only corrects you. But explains why and how to Do it better. Also he looks out for safety of the students before anything else.
He would always ask about absent students were ok and would always be updated on the well being of the student or is always curious of the well being of the students
yes
by making sure we are all good and giving us addvice
He always made sure I knew what was going on.
He first watches over us but will let us know if were doing something wrong, that way we can learn through experience. He always emailed us reminders about quizzes and field trips as well.
he was engaged in learning experience
Whenever we need help he would show us over and over again. No matter how long it took us to learn , he wouldn't move on into everyone understood
when a student is not doing well or make a mistake, he always try to correct he/she or encouage the student to retry.
He offers us many opportunities to earn extra credit.
Always helping us when needed
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
yes i would. this class was fun and i would recommend other students to take this class.
I would definitely recommend Mr Chau to students who still need to take CULN 160,because he is cool and knows what he is teaching.
He checked up on us and was concerned about our well being.
i would definitely recommend Mr. Chau's class to other students. his class is so interesting and he is very good at what he does. he actually knows what he is talking about because he has experienced it first hand in the industry.
Yes. I was recommended to him and I'm glad I was able to take this class. As a returning student from a prior career I have learned much from mr. Chau. I feel confident that I can go forward to train and to be a server anywhere. The high expectations of mr chau enables is to do our best. Beside service, I learned more about working hard and doing everything at your best and try to go beyond expectations. Great class. Won't forget it.
I would recommend this to all students that are going into the culinarian hospitality field because Mr. Chau is a teacher like no other he engages everyone regrets everyone's attention while teaching and also he cares about each of his students. Also he has many years of experience in the hospitality and culinary field which makes him a very knowledgeable person to learn from.
yes he is a good guy. very frendly.
yes you will learn the most from him
YES. He shows he cares. He shows his positive energy towards all his students.
Yes, he's very knowledgeable.
Yes because he is a very motivating yet strict teacher. Not only does he teach you about the course objectives but also things we can use in real life such as: discipline, team work, independence, and patience
yes i would
I would , I think hes an amazing teacher and he has enough real life expereince . Also that we learned something new every day
Absoutley
Yes I would he is a very good teacher.
yes his class is great
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
He is one of the better teachers ive ever had while going to school. his approach to teaching is very easy for me to comprehend and the knowledge that he taught us ws better than any lecture class bar none.
None
the only thing i might change is maybe he shouldn't talk about his personal life so much. i understand that he has had an amazing life and he just wants to share it with his students, however i do think that his life stories take up a lot of class time.
KCC has a valuable asset, mr. Chau.
good
none
He is an awesome teacher.
nothing
thank you for helping me and letting me grow as a student. You were a great teacher and thank you for never giving up on me.
His resume as a teacher is outstanding.
18. Other comments:
mahalo
None
A small problem i had throughout the semester what when he would let his students who had taken his class before just walk in during class time and interrupt our class. there were a couple of times in the beginning where a student from his other class would walk in and interrupt the class. i found that since Mr. Chau wouldn't say anything to the student and actually would have conversations with this student during class time very distracting. i feel that as the teacher the responsible thing he should've done was politely ask the student to leave since he was in the middle of class. i go to class and pay tuition to learn, not listen to Mr.Chau and this other student talk about stuff for their next class. I also found it really distracting how he would let the Cost Control people in and let them do whatever they wanted during service. They would distract some of my classmates, eat the bread that were for the guest during service, and would drink all the beverages. i know Cost Control have to be there to process payment, but it doesn't take 5 or 6 guys (and the same guys) to cash out a couple of checks. I felt that it was very distracting having so many people just standing about not doing anything.
^_^
none
Thank you for being a motivating teacher and teaching us so many things that make this subject so exciting.
no comments
thank you again

Aaron Chau: CULN360, Spring 2014     Back to top

Campus: Kapiolani Community College Department: Culinary Arts
Course: CULN 360 - Beverage Service Management Crn (Section): 34067 (0)    
1. The course objectives and procedures were clear.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
2. The instructor was accessible to students outside of class.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
3. The course was well organized.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
4. The instructor knew the subject area.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
5. The instructor encouraged students' participation.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
4.83 6 0.41 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (17%) 5 (83%)
6. The course material was presented in a clear and effective way.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
7. The instructor provided a good atmosphere for learning.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
8. The instructor encouraged me to think for myself.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
9. The instructor graded tests and assignments fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
10. The instructor informed students of their grades on exams and assignments promptly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
11. The instructor demonstrated concern for students.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
12. The instructor treated students fairly.
Mean N-Size Std Dev   Strongly Disagree   Disagree   Neutral   Agree   Strongly Agree  
5.0 6 0.0 Freq(%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 6 (100%)
13. What are the instructor's major strengths as a teacher?
Knowledgeable
Food and Beverage Director
Teacher knew the subject area very well
He's very knowledgable in his area of expertise, many examples and demos.
Knowing the subject area
14. What changes, if any, do you suggest to the instructor?
Non
None
None
None
15. How did the instructor show concern for students?
He knows how to communicate
Always available during office hours, and always had real life experiences to share with the class
He was always working around students schedules
He would make sure we knew what was for homework outside of class
16. Would you recommend this instructor to students? Why or why not?
Yes. He captivates and knows how to teach.
yes, because he is an awesome teacher and always showed concern for his students
Yes, He's the best
Yes. Very fun class while you learn a lot
17. What else would you like to say about this instructor?
One of my favorite teachers
none
Thank you for an amazing class! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
18. Other comments:
Go Mr. Chou!!
THANK YOU!!!!
:)