LAHTA Culinary Arts apprenticeship featured in Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department newsletter
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August 21, 2018
We are thrilled that our U.S. DOL and State of California registered-apprenticeship for Culinary Arts has been featured by the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department in their weekly newsletter!
You can download their weekly newsletter here, or read an excerpt below.
LAHTA CULINARY ACADEMY STUDENTS SHOWCASE GOURMET BUFFET SKILLS
EWDD staffer Gary De La Rosa fills up his plate at the LAHTA Culinary Apprenticeship Buffet.
Serving up flavorful dishes including Coq au Vin and Chicken Fricassee Supreme, 16 students from the Los Angeles Hospitality Training Academy (LAHTA) Culinary Apprenticeship Program showcased their skills at a gourmet lunch buffet Tuesday August 14, 2018. City of Los Angeles Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD) General Manager Jan Perry and City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board (WDB) Executive Director Greg Irish attended, along with EWDD staff and representatives from workforce partners. EWDD and the WDB help finance LAHTA programs with grant funding. “We’re developing cooks who are ready to step into the workforce,” said Chef Mitchell Frieder, lead LAHTA instructor of the seven week program, which prepares participants to become line cooks at large hospitality employers throughout Los Angeles. Shamia Goodloe, 28, always had a passion for cooking and previously used her culinary skills cooking for her family and her church. Being part of the program has allowed her to pursue a culinary career. “It’s changed my life,” said Shamia, who was recently hired to work full-time in the kitchen of Planet Hollywood in the Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). “I think I found what I’m going to be doing for the next 30 years.”