Eight chefs graduate from Monroe College’s administrative skills course

Eight chefs graduate from Monroe College’s administrative skills course

Chefs from eight leading hotels will receive Certificates of Achievement on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, marking their completion of a special six-week Chefs Administrative/Supervisory Skills Course.

This is part of an ongoing collaboration between Monroe College’s School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts and the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association (SLHTA).

Last semester the chefs exchanged being in their kitchens and sat in classrooms at Monroe College to enhance their supervisory skills.

Executive Vice President of SLHTA, Mr. Noorani Azeez, said he welcomed the joint efforts of the SLHTA and Monroe College and looks forward to strengthening the relationship to provide added training to SLHTA membership.

Course leader, Winston Benjamin says, “The purpose of the programme was to enhance the quality of food service delivery. Also, it was to strengthen the chefs’ capacity to cope effectively with staff and food service problems from a managerial perspective.” He noted, “Many chefs have great kitchen and food related skills, but in order to get the best from those whom they supervise and work with they need quality people and supervisory skills.”

Since establishing a campus in St. Lucia five years ago (2007), Monroe College, an accredited American institution founded in 1933, believes it has been making a valuable contribution to higher education and the St. Lucian economy.

The media is invited to capture the proceedings at the Monroe College St. Lucia, Main Campus, Conway Building, on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 10:00 am.

For further information or comments please contact Mr. Jerry George at 456-3222/ 724-8256 or Ms. Zina Zita Haynes at 452-5978/ 725-7225.


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