Originally Published: October 5, 2015 6 a.m.
The popular Culinary Arts program at Mountain Institute JTED (MIJTED) focuses students on three core disciplines: academic success, service learning, and catering. This means that MIJTED's Culinary Arts students strive to achieve high levels of performance on industry certifications including Food Handlers and Serve Safe certifications, as well as the mastery of culinary skills. Career through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) C-CAP is a curriculum enrichment program linking public high school culinary teachers and their students to the foodservice industry. The materials and services help prepare students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry.
MIJTED Culinary Arts students are taking part in the second annual Harvest Moon Dinner at the Hope Spring Organic Farm on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in Goodyear. The presenting sponsor is Cancer Treatment Centers of America with all proceed for the event going to Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) of Arizona.
The Harvest Moon Dinner will be an evening of outstanding food, fun, and a live auction. Guests will enjoy the finest culinary arts action tables offering incredible food from C-CAP alumni and current C-CAP students partnered with local Valley Chefs.
This past week, to prepare for the event, MIJTED Culinary Arts students appeared on the morning scramble with Chef Robert DeSanits, where the students showed off their knife cuts, prepared C-CAP salad and completed a cooking demo of sea scallops. The students are excited about the opportunity to work with other C-CAP students from around the state as well as chefs from the industry.
Mountain Institute's Culinary Arts program strives to educate its students in all aspects of the culinary field. They get to experience this exciting and growing profession hands on, while they master its many skills and simultaneously serve their own community.