What’s Cooking At KEY Project

KEY Project has planned a busy spring with a variety of courses for adults.

Its next round of culinary education classes runs March 31-May 9 and again May 19-June 27, offering six weeks each of introductory lessons with established chefs in fundamental kitchen and baking skills.

Participants in “A Culinary Experience” in KEY’s commercial kitchen will learn about food safety and sanitation, and also help plan, prepare and implement a food event. They are required to have TB clearance, wear undershirts, long pants, non-skid black shoes, black or white socks, and bring a three-ring binder, notebook, pen or pencil.

(The first set of culinary students will complete the program March 14 and earn their certificates.)

Chef Ken Weir, KEY’s kitchen manager, leads the kitchen skills group from noon to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Chef Richard Wagner conducts the baking course from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Students age 18 and older are welcome to enroll in one or both courses. Fee is $25 for one, $35 for both.

Those interested in earning the Hawaii Adult Community School Diploma may sign up for two new classes starting March 25, consisting of six weeks of morning and afternoon instruction on Tuesdays and

Thursdays at KEY, located at 47-200 Waihee Road. Topics are consumer economics, community resources, government and law, and occupational knowledge and health.

For more details or to register, call Kamuela Kala’i at 380-7431 or 239-5777, or email her at hoohuli@keyproject.org.