The Leeward Culinary program hosts a student assembly every semester in which students have the opportunity to meet the programʻs Chefs/Instructors and hear announcements of upcoming volunteer events. In addition to the general housekeeping items, the program partners with Hayley Matson-Mathes of Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation to provide the students with an opportunity to learn from some of the best Chefs and culinary professionals in the industry. The visiting Chef provides a demonstration of their talents and insight to their experience in the industry, followed by a question and answer portion. The Visiting Chef series provides an invaluable service for our culinary student population who stands to gain insider knowledge of culinary techniques and industry trends. The Spring 2024 assembly hosted Grace Young, an award-winning cookbook author, culinary historian, and filmmaker. Grace shared her insight on her stir fry wok techniques. Student volunteers had the opportunity to stir fry alongside Grace during the demonstration.
The EMC Video Production Unit provides services that enhance the live demonstration experience. The team documents the entire event with a multi-camera and audio recording setup. An overhead camera captures every aspect of the demonstration area that is displayed in realtime to a large screen monitor. The monitor also serves to show videos or presentations. The final product is an instructional video program that includes post production editing, graphics and closed captioning services.
If your organization would like to inquire about capturing an event for instructional and promotional purposes or if you have an idea for instructional videos to supplement your courses, please feel free to fill out our Video Services Request Form.