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Community College to offer free ciulinary classes
Community College to offer free culinary classes
Hawaii Community College-Palamanui and La`i`opua 2020 are offering adults interested in venturing into the culinary industry a free learning experience.
The program centers on a free, non-credit, basic culinary skills curriculum and techniques of savory and baking principles. A combination of theory and hands-on experiences allow students to gain competencies in local Hawaiian Regional cuisine and cooking methods for meat, poultry, vegetables, salads and desserts.
The sessions include working in a commercial kitchen, learning about safe food handling and sanitation, creating menus using local, healthy foods, use and care of kitchen equipment, and knife skills. Each student will complete a food safety handling course.
The spring cohort begins April 18 and ends with a class ho`ike on May 11, 2023.
Funded by a grant from the County of Hawaii, the program aspires to not only provide culinary skills, but to assist participants in taking the next steps to employment or further education in the industry and improving the health and nutrition of haumana and their family.
The program will be led by Palamanui Chefs Fernand Guiot, Catherine Harlan and Paul Heerlein, Associate Professor/Coordinator Culinary Arts. Classes will be held in the evenings in the college’s culinary arts classroom/kitchen and in La`i`opua 2020’s commercial kitchen.
If you are interested in applying to be part of this culinary learning experience, visit laiopua.org/culinary-program.
The County of Hawaii Department of Water Supply (DWS) is granting extra time to Hawaii Island students seeking to enter its 5th Annual Keiki Water Conservation Poster Contest.
Friday, April 28, 2023, is the new deadline for keiki attending kindergarten through the sixth grade to submit an original poster and compete for prizes to be awarded to the top two entrants from each grade level. Participants should depict this year’s theme of “Our Water, Our Future, Conserve It” on a flat, 11- by 17-inch paper. Any medium may be used, except for three-dimensional renderings, chalk, charcoal, and oil-based crayon. No computer graphics or photographs will be accepted. Make sure each poster lists the artist’s name and teacher in legible print.
Each poster submission should be accompanied by a completed entry form available below, at www.hawaiidws.org, via email by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling DWS on regular working days at (808) 961-8050. There is no charge to enter. Contest entries should be mailed to DWS in Hilo or dropped off in designated bins at DWS’ offices in Hilo, Kona or Waimea by Friday, April 28. Address locations and additional contest rules are listed on the attached entry form and at www.hawaiidws.org.
The free contest aims to highlight the importance of reducing water waste and protecting drinking water supplies. It challenges keiki to utilize artistic ways of conserving our most precious resource – safe drinking water. Conservation ideas, including the video “Save Water to Help the Earth,” are posted under the “Conservation” link at www.hawaiidws.org.
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