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HARIETT culinary students

HARIETT 2015 graduating class, left to right, Michael Roth, foodservice program coordinator; Aaron Mochizuki; Lisa Hao; Edward Hasegawa; Debora Rios; Jose Hernandez; Nilo Decasa, education assistant and Koryn Beamer, instructor. (Photo credit: Carolynn Yamada)

Five foodservice students from various hotel and lodging companies on Oʻahu completed the first-ever Hotel and Restaurant Industry Employees Training Trust (HARIETT) Culinary Vocational Arts Program at Windward Community College.

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. It was hard, but I learned very good lessons on how not to give up when the pressure is on,” said Lisa Hao, HARIETT student.

Windward Community College Career and Community Education and HARIETT partnered to provide the 473-hour culinary education and training program.

More about HARIETT

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 of Hawaiʻi.

For more information about future foodservice training programs, contact Windward Community College–Career and Community Education at (808) 235-7433.

A Windward CC Career and Community Education news release

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