March 30, 2016 to April 1, 2016 1:00 pm

Shay (808) 974-7664

Hawaii Master Food Preserver Certificate Program is starting on 03/30/16, 03/31/16, 04/01/16, 04/07/16, 04/08/16, 04/13/16, 04/14/16 and 04/15/16 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, at the classroom and kitchen facilities located at Waipa Foundation in Hanalei.

Instructors for this training are Luisa, a certified Master Food Preserver who has taught agricultural professionals about food safety on the farm and is now a Program Coordinator for professional development courses at CCECS and someone you all know — Kalen Kelekoma, a certified Master Food Preserver who has taught children and adults on Kaua`i and O`ahu. He is the Special Projects Manager with the Waipa Foundation and runs the weekly Waipa Farmers Market, coordinates Poi Day, festivals, events, and workshops for the Foundation.

To become a Master Food Preserver, a person receives extensive, in-person training in the latest technology and information available in the field of home food preservation. This is done over an 8 day period, 6-hours per day, running for three weeks. In return, the student agrees to become an ongoing volunteer in the field of safe home preserving with the College of Continuing Education and Community Service, doing such things as developing and hosting exhibits, writing articles for the paper, and teaching others in the community about safe canning.

Training is very hands-on. You won’t just learn how to preserve numerous types of food (from fruits to fish). You learn the why, what resources to use to keep up to date, and how to go out and spread the word about safe canning.

Day 1: Food Safety

Day 2: Making and Preserving Fruit Spreads

Day 3: Canning Acid Foods

Day 4: Canning Low-Acid Foods

Day 5: Pickling and Fermenting

Day 6: Freezing and Dehydration

Day 7: Oral Presentations by Students*

Day 8: Final Exam* and Graduation with Official Certificate

Tuition is $200. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Training includes instruction, curriculum, cookbooks, supplies, and food products used in the kitchen. Please email Louisa Castro at or call Shay at our office at (808) 974-7664 if you have any questions or are ready to register.