On Friday, January 8th, First State's Adult Culinary Arts Training Program recognized six graduates for their successful completion of the 16 week culinary course under the instruction of Chef Lee Stewart. The students underwent more than 360 hours of intense study in basic and advanced culinary arts and 80 hours of job shadowing and internship experience. Students also were tested and received their NRA (National Restaurant Association) ServSafe Manager Certification in safe food handling as well as the state’s A.B.C (Alcohol Beverage Commission) Server Training.
As a gift, students received their very own culinary knife set. The event was held in Georgetown at the agency's Central Sussex Training facility. Family and friends attended the graduation to celebrate their loved ones.
First State Culinary Arts Training Program provides basic culinary arts training and job placement assistance to unemployed, and underemployed, low-income adults in Sussex County. Students are given a solid basic foundation of culinary skills and knowledge qualifying them for opportunities in independent restaurants, food chains, extended care facilities, hospitals, schools and other commercial foodservices facilities. For more information or to enroll in the next course, contact MaryAnn Morris at 302-856-7761.
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