California Campuses Host CRAF Conferences and Hands-on Workshops for Instructors
Filed under: Culinary
October 25, 2017
The California Restaurant Association Foundation (CRAF) recently held four educator conferences with the assistance of instructors from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, The Art Institute of California—Orange County, and The Art Institute of California—San Diego. All schools are campuses of Argosy University.
The Art Institutes works closely with CRAF on the conference program, which offers hands-on trainings to local culinary educators working with Prostart. These all-day, hands-on trainings were led by culinary instructors from The Art Institutes.
The conference at The Art Institute of California—San Diego, a “Whole Hog” workshop, was a hands-on event that showed the group how to break down half of a pig and then create chorizo, sausage, dry cured bacon, and debone and brine ham. The day also focused on the topics of sustainability; caramel making; preparing dishes from the garden; pickling, fermenting, and jamming; Indonesian cuisine 101; and sousviding.
The Sacramento and Inland Empire campus events included workshop sessions such as a caramel making, canning/fermenting/pickling, and Asian flavor profiles.
CRAF’s mission is to invest in the future of California’s restaurant industry through culinary education job training for the state’s high school students. Prostart is a two-year culinary arts and hospitality management program developed by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation that’s used by 127 public high schools in California.