Thursday, May 23

Culinary Institute of the Pacific Taps CIA for new Workforce Development Program

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Kapiolani Community College and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific today announced a collaboration with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the worlds premier culinary college, on a new workforce and professional development program. The program, designed for both professional chefs and people aspiring to join the foodservice and hospitality workforce, will offer in-depth, weeklong courses highlighting the cuisines of the Pacific Rim, Asia, Latin America, along with other global, plant-forward cuisines, contemporary garde manger, and more. Phase one of this program will launch early fall, with eight to 12 one-week-long programs taking place over the next year. The program kicks off September 16-20.

Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Chef Roy Yamaguchi

"The collaboration between the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) marks a pivotal moment aimed at truly creating a world-class culinary institute. By enlisting the support of CIA to introduce specialized classes for industry professionals and work force development, we're not just expanding our educational repertoire; but more importantly, highlighting the value of culinary education to the greater visitor industry and local community. This initiative will uplift the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, signifying a commitment to excellence and a dedication in fostering a community of highly trained, skilled, and innovative culinary professionals. It's a bold step towards realizing our goal of becoming globally competitive in culinary education and enriching the culinary landscape in Hawaii for generations to come." – Chef Roy Yamaguchi, Director of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Yamaguchi, who was recently named Culinary Institute of the Pacifics program coordinator will collaborate closely with the CIAs chef instructors to develop a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship between the two organizations.

We are excited to collaborate with CIP to provide this workforce development program, said Chef David Kamen, director of client experience at CIA Consulting. These hands-on programsset against the beautiful backdrop of Diamond Headprovides a dynamic learning environment and will help ensure the talent pipeline in the islands remains robust for years to come.

For more information or to register, visit https://culinaryinstitute.hawaii.edu/.

About The Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the worlds premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate, bachelors, and masters degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit www.ciachef.edu.

About Culinary Institute of Pacific

The programs at The Culinary Institute of the Pacific (CIP) at Kapiolani Community College planted its roots in 1946, then known as the Hotel and Restaurant program, under the Territorial Department of Public Instruction located at the Palama Settlement facilities. Since then, the program has moved from the Ala Wai Clubhouse to the Pensacola Campus to where it currently stands along the slopes of Lahi. The program has recently expanded its footprint to include the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head where two state-of-the-art culinary laboratories have been built and will soon be home to three prized facility additions: a Tasting Studio, the Food Creativity Center, and the highly anticipated CIP restaurant. The CIP program prides itself as a conduit for supporting the State of Hawaiis culinary industry through a multitude of educational avenues, both short and long term, including bachelors degree transfer pathways, associate degrees, certificates, workforce development, and non-credit programming. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific programs extend across the University of Hawaii Community Colleges System including programs at Leeward Community College, Kauai Community College, Maui College, and Hawaii Community College.

Contact Details

The Culinary Institute of America

Amanda Secor – Associate Director, Industry Marketing & Communications

+1 845-451-1457

amanda.secor@culinary.edu

Lisa Yamamoto – Public Information Specialist

+1 808-734-9136

lisany@hawaii.edu

Company Website

https://www.ciachef.edu/

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