Culinary Arts Hosts National Teacher Training Program

Posted on 7/2/2013 11:40:19 AM

2013 ProStart Summer InstituteEducators from across the nation attended ProStart Summer Institute training at the IUP Academy of Culinary Arts, June 16–21, 2013.

The IUP Academy of Culinary Arts was one of four culinary programs selected by the by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to host and instruct ProStart Summer Institutes Level 2, a professional-development opportunity for culinary arts, restaurant management, and family and consumer science educators.

The Summer Institute curriculum, developed by the NRAEF and taught by Culinary Arts faculty, has the goal of teaching cutting-edge skills to high school instructors which can be taken back to the classroom.

Level 2 teaches customer service and nutrition, and continues with career basics and purchasing. Culinary skill development includes meat, poultry, and seafood; fruits and vegetables; potatoes and grains; and breakfast and sandwiches.

Culinary Arts faculty, staff, and students enjoyed getting to know our visiting teachers who represented high schools from six states: New Hampshire, Montana, Texas, West Virginia, Missouri, and Minnesota.