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Susan Keith, a teacher at Hartville High School, recently completed a week-long seminar at the New England Culinary Institute of Montpelier, Vt.
The seminar, co-sponsored by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, provided training in food safety & sanitation, nutrition in menu planning, pastry, Italian and Chinese cuisine.
Teachers who complete all four seminars earn a certificate from the National Restaurant Association and the New England Culinary Institute, and are certified to deliver the ProStart curriculum to high school students.
The program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and foodservice industry.
New England Culinary Institute, founded in 1980, is recognized for its innovative immersion style of education, and offers associate’s degrees in culinary arts, hospitality and restaurant management, and baking and pastry arts. NECI also offers a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and restaurant management and in culinary arts.