Kapiolani Community College Offers FREE Culinary and Management Training Programs to Restaurant Workers!

The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at KCC would like to spread the word about enrollment for the LAST ROUND of their two grant-funded Apprenticeship Programs. These programs allow you to send your Cooks and Managers through FREE training at KCC while they complete a list of on-the-job competencies. If you read about these programs in this newsletter previously and never took action, now is the time because the grant is nearing its end, so don’t miss out!

These classes are designed to elevate the hospitality workforce in Hawaii and have been incredibly popular over the past two years. Trainings are designed to work around the schedule of a full-time employee so they are very flexible (one day in-person for Cooks and online classes for Managers). Apprentices will work through every station, will receive a free ServSafe certification, and will learn skills that will greatly benefit your business and their lives.

Hawaii Cook Apprentice Program

  • Free 30-week Cook Certification programdesigned to provide all the fundamental and advanced skills a culinary professional needs to know.
  • Available to any current back-of-the-house employee.
  • Classes are only once per week so they can work around a busy schedule.
  • Well-established program beginning its 5th session October 18, 2019 with Orientation October 10. Over 225 cooks on Oahu have taken part in this program over the past two years.
  • Participants will take the following in-personclasses taught by KCC instructors:-Safety & Sanitation ( Food-handler level ServSafe)
    -Culinary Nutrition
    -Fundamentals Lab (hands-on cooking)
    -Intro to Food Service
    -Menu Planning
  • Visit this website to watch a video about the program:
    https://continuinged.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/hawaii-cook-apprenticeship-program/
  • Contact Program Coordinator Marcus Fikse at marcusjt@hawaii.eduor at 734-9477

Hawaii Restaurant Manager Apprentice Program

  • Free 25-week Manager Certification programdesigned to help either elevate employees into management or to train those people who are already working in managerial positions but who could benefit from formal training.
  • Designed to work around a full-time work schedule so all classes are online with testing in person.
  • Available to employees state-wide.
  • Enrollment is every 5-weeks. A session just began on Sept 9 so the next enrollment will be October 14.
  • Graduates will earn the ManageFirst Professional(MFP) credential which is a distinguished accolade awarded by the National Restaurant Association.
  • Participants will take the following in-personclasses taught by KCC instructors:-Safety & Sanitation (Manager level ServSafe)
    -Hospitality Restaurant Marketing
    -Hospitality & Restaurant Management
    -Hospitality Human Resources Management
    -Controlling Food Service Costs
  • Visit this website to watch a video about the program: https://continuinged.kapiolani.hawaii.edu/hawaii-restaurant-management-apprenticeship-program/
  • Contact Program Coordinator Marcus Fikse at marcusjt@hawaii.eduor at 734-9477

KCC is motivated to begin the upcoming classes with full enrollment, so reach out soon!

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