Cook it up right

In the fast-paced restaurant industry, it takes a good deal of training to master its many areas.  EHOVE’s Culinary Arts students learn the ProStart curriculum, which is taught to students in 47 states.  ProStart teaches students everything from culinary techniques to management skills through classroom learning and real world work experiences to build a strong foundation of knowledge.

Five students in EHOVE’s Culinary Arts program have been recognized by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation for their high level of understanding in the industry.  After passing two levels of testing and accumulating over 400 hours of industry experience, the following students were each awarded the National Certificate of Achievement:

•    Joshua Wolfe (Edison HS)
•    Curtis Saunders (Norwalk HS)
•    Jacob Lewis (Perkins HS)
•    Kenny Finch (Monroeville HS)
•    Mikayla Hundley (Margaretta HS)

“The National Certificate of Achievement is recognized across the United States as an industry standard,” said EHOVE Culinary Arts Instructor Michael Edwards.  “Colleges offer numerous college credit hours for this accomplishment in the state of Ohio and the USA.”
Students normally achieve the award in their senior year, primarily because it’s difficult to complete the 400 work hours any sooner.  Hundley worked throughout the school year to obtain the needed work hours to achieve the certificate and became the first junior at EHOVE to take advantage of this opportunity. 

“This will assist her in getting accepted to colleges, gain college credit ahead of time, obtain a job and advance her career at a young age,” said Edwards.

PHOTO:  Culinary Arts student Jacob Lewis (Perkins HS)