Online food preserving class at UH Maui College now accepting students

Learn food preservation from the comfort of your own home kitchen.

Maui College
Cory Lynn Vicens, 808-984-3403
Program Coordinator, Maui Food Innovation Center
Edventure Maui, 808-984-3231
UH Maui College - Edventure
Posted: Jun 15, 2018

For the first time, the Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) at the University of Hawai’i Maui College is offering an online-integrated distance learning class for food preservation enthusiasts from July 2 to 28, officials announced today.

MFIC has modified its most popular course “Master Food Preservers” and developed an online version, which has shorter class hours with course material accessible after the program. This course will have traditional live instruction and independent self-guided modules to connect participants to the University of Hawai’i Maui College Edventure program. Certificates will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course.

“Interested participants will learn how to store and preserve food safely as well as discover the various food preserving methods and skills, such as drying foods using a dehydrator, blanching and advanced pressure canning,” said instructor Luisa F. Castro.

Castro said benefits of taking this course online were “convenience of course, but most importantly home food preservers are able to access this training from anywhere in the County of Maui, gain confidence in processing local produce to feed their families safe, healthy foods. Home food preservation promotes use of locally grown and purchased foods, encourages families to grow their own gardens and the knowledge attained helps students determine what equipment best meets their needs and budget.”

This program was made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, and partnership with University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Distance Course Design and Consulting.

For intermediate cooks who have a preserving foundation and want to advance or hone their skills, the MFIC will offer two hands-on classes in August led by Maui Preserved owner Anthony LaBua-Keiser.

To register or learn more about these classes please visit Maui Food Innovation Center’s website at,


About Maui Food Innovation Center (MFIC) – Is the first in-state food innovation center located at the UH Maui College offering education, training and community connections. MFIC is assisting local “cottage” sized food business develop into food manufacturers by providing them access to industry leaders, resources & technologies, a shared-use food incubator and processing facility that fosters business growth.

About UH Maui College Edventure Program – EdVenture Maui offers continuing education, career training and professional development courses in a wide range of topics including: Food Innovation, Computers and Technology, Business, Languages, Hawaiian Culture, Art, College for Kids, Health, Agriculture and Energy through the Sustainable Living Institute of Maui. Contact: Edventure Maui University of Hawai’i Maui College 808-984-3231 UH Maui College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

Edventure Maui
University of Hawai’i Maui College
UH Maui College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.

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