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The Manor Gives Local Students Hands-On Culinary Experience

By |2018-05-07T12:15:42-04:00March 29th, 2017|

The Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center is proud to support the Monmouth County Vocational School District Mentorship Program where students from area high schools receive a firsthand culinary experience. More than a dozen students over the last two years have participated in this on-site, practical culinary mentoring program.

For two days a week for a few hours during the school day, the program allows students from Monmouth county high schools the opportunity to shadow the cooks, kitchen and service staff, as well as learn the operations of a working kitchen at CentraState’s 121-bed skilled-nursing, subacute, and rehabilitation center located on the medical center campus. Students learn basic cooking principles, including how to make stocks, cut vegetables, develop recipes, prepare desserts, and implement food sanitation safety, as well as provide proper table service by assisting in the dining rooms.

The goal of the program is to give the students real-life job experience and to help them gain independence and confidence, as well as develop culinary skills for a possible, future career in the industry.

“The culinary mentoring program at The Manor is a terrific program and it is truly a pleasure to have such creative, passionate and inspired students learn in our kitchen,” says John Todd Jr., director, dining services, The Manor. “To be able to help set these kids up for future success in any career, but, also give them a taste for the culinary arts, is absolutely rewarding.”

For more information about the culinary mentoring program at The Manor, call 732-431-5065.

CentraState Healthcare System is a nonprofit community health organization consisting of an acute-care hospital, a health and wellness campus, three senior living communities, a Family Medicine Residency Program, and a charitable foundation. CentraState’s teaching program is sponsored by Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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