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On May 9, 2016, students from Chariho Career and Technical Center, Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, the Cranston Career and Technical Center and William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical Center competed in a cook off featuring local mussels donated by American Mussel Harvesters, Inc.  The ProStart students from William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical Center took home the win.  Their prizes included professional chefs’ knives, an invitation to dine at 22 Bowen’s and their winning dish is now being featured at Trio Restaurant in Narragansett.

On May 23, 2016, the winning team was invited to cook with Executive Chef Walter at Trio in Narragansett.  The students were shown how to make pizzas with Chef and enjoyed a wonderful lunch prepared by the students and Chef Walter.  They were afforded the opportunity to speak with Karsten Hart, Gretchen O’Brien and Chef Walter, all with Newport Harbor Corporation, about their careers and how they got to their current positions.  The students also discussed their current employment and how they can take steps to continue growing their careers.


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No. Subject Author Date
37 Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day file Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina hosted culinary and technology students from Chariho Career & Technical Center and Newport Area Career & Technical Center on May 25, 2016 for a Jo...  
36 2016 Seafood Cook-Off file Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
On May 9, 2016, students from Chariho Career and Technical Center, Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, the Cranston Career and Technical Center and William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Techn...  
35 National ProStart Invitational 2016 Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
Rhode Island’s ProStart State Champions from William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School Management and Culinary teams competed at the National ProStart Invitational in Grapevine, Texas fro...  
34 ProStart Students Conduct Cooking Demonstration at Sysco Food Show file Managing GroupMonika Apr 20, 2016
By: Nichole Jorel On March 23, 2016, the 1st place team of the 2016 RI Hospitality Education Foundation’s ProStart Culinary Competition was invited to provide a cooking demonstration for the Sysco ...  
33 5th Annual ProStart Competition file Managing GroupMonika Mar 24, 2016
The 5th Annual Rhode Island ProStart Competition, sponsored by RI Hospitality Education Foundation, US Foods and Ecolab, was held on March 10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport.  Four local sc...  
32 The high cost of not training your staff…. file Managing GroupMonika Mar 24, 2016
By: Kristie Costa, Manager of Workforce Development Headlines abound with Chipotle and Norovirus and if you think it can’t happen to your business, think again.  Norovirus is a highly contagious viru...  
31 Operator Excellence Series – “Serving Up Social Media” file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
Joe Vigliotti, District Sales Manager, US. Foods, kicking off “Serving Up Social Media” “Serving Up Social Media”, the first of a four part Operator Excellence Series, was held at the Radisson ...  
30 How Many Food Recalls have you heard about this month…. Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
02.26.16 By: Kristie Costa, Manager, Workforce Development, RI Hospitality Education Foundation There have been 19 food recalls in the first half of February.  Some recalls are due to mislabeling or foo...  
29 ProStart students help Senate President Paiva Weed file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
The RI Hospitality Association hosted the “Get Served by the Senate President” fundraising event on February 11th at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. ProStart students from the Newport...  
28 Exeter students visit Hotel Viking file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
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27 18 New Training Academy Alumni file Managing GroupMonika Aug 27, 2015
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26 On Ramps Celebrates! file Managing GroupMonika Oct 27, 2014
The On Ramps program in partnership with the RI Hospitality Education Foundation has some success stories to celebrate. Two participants of the On Ramps grant have been placed in hospitality positions. ...  
25 New culinary class kicks off in Woonsocket file Managing GroupMonika Oct 27, 2014
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24 #RIHospitalityCareers- Where was your first job? file Managing GroupMonika Oct 20, 2014
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23 ProStart® Competition is Around the Corner! file Managing GroupMonika Oct 20, 2014
Please save the date for our 4th Annual Rhode Island Prostart® Competition to be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the RI Convention Center in Providence, RI.  ProStart® is a two-year high ...  
22 Health Department warns of increased violations file Managing GroupMonika Oct 16, 2014
The Health Department recently contacted us with concerns about food establishments here in RI.  Re-inspection numbers increased to 26% of their total number of inspections and they reported 1,156 criti...  
21 FDA Revises Guidance For Seafood Market Names file Managing GroupMonika Jul 03, 2014
In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its guidance for the correct labeling of any seafood that is sold in interstate commerce. The goal of this guidance is to be able to give cons...  
20 Generation Z: They are entering the workforce, are you ready? file Managing GroupMonika Jul 03, 2014
Allow me to introduce you to your new workforce; Generation Z.    If “Millennials” (Generation Y) scared you, pull up your boot straps and get ready. Believe it or not, Generation Z is already work...  
19 Connecting for Children and Families celebrated 12 Graduates file Managing GroupMonika Jul 03, 2014
On June 25th Connecting for Children and Families celebrated 12 students graduating from their culinary arts program.  Congratulations to the students for their hard work and dedication and to the organ...  
18 RI Hospitality Training Academy congratulates the Genesis Center workforce development graduates! file Managing GroupMonika Jul 03, 2014
RI Hospitality Training Academy congratulates the Genesis Center workforce development graduates!  On June 23rd, the Genesis Center held a graduation ceremony for their workforce program participants, includi...