The Maui Food Innovation Center presented certifications on September 23 to 12 individuals who made up the first graduates of Hawaii Master Food Preservers Certificate Training Program.
The 8 full day certificate program provided “hands on training” with emphasis on certified methods of proper jam and jelly making, canning, pickling, fermentation, freezing, dehydrating, food safety and the prevention of foodborne illness.
The Master Food Preservers Certificate Training course was delivered under the instruction of Ken Love, Director of the Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers Association and a renowned master food preserver and fruit forager.
Pictured here are some of the program’s graduates and instructors. They are, left to right, Site Coordinator Chris Speere, Paul Fenelon, Carly LaBella, Paul DeFilippi, Margorie Bonar, Jacob Lansky, Christine Davis, Chef Eric Faivre (Aqua Hotels), Christine Shaw, Kristin Stahl-Johnson, Chef Eric Morrissette (Fleetwood’s on Front St.) and Chef Ken Love (Instructor). Graduate Chef Carl Yeh (Sansei Kihei) is not pictured.
The next session of the Hawaii Master Food Preserver class on Maui is scheduled to run Oct. 20-Nov. 10. For online registration, visit EdVentureMaui.com.
Photo courtesy Maui Food Innovation Center