Nine high school students from Harford County Public Schools had the unique opportunity to learn, cook and sample delicious foods they made at the Culinary Academy at Harford Community College. The eight-day summer program concluded with the students receiving completion certificates. Instructor Matt Davis from Harford Technical High School taught them basic cooking skills including kitchen and food handling safety, knife skills, and how to prepare eggs. The students applied their learnings to follow recipes for cornbread, spring rolls, and gazpacho.

The Food Science Summer Trade Academy is a collaborative effort between Harford Community College and Harford County Public Schools. HCPS funded the program through the Special Education Transition Office as an opportunity for students to explore their interest in a culinary career.

“The Summer Trade Academies provide an opportunity for students to explore postsecondary areas of interest while improving their self-advocacy skills, goal setting, and independence,” said Kate Snow, Coordinator of Secondary Special Education Programs for HCPS.

For more information about the culinary program at Harford Community College, contact JeanMarie Lewis at 443-412-2337.