In response to the growing number of Hispanic workers in the U.S., as well as the high number of Latinos who work in the food service industry, Escoffier Online Culinary Academy has started to offer a one-of-a-kind program.
The online academy is launching the first Spanish-language culinary school, according a report from Hispanicize.
The curriculum is designed to help Latinos in the food industry who “need to improve their skills and training” and “help Spanish-speaking students achieve certification in the field.”
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that there will be 32 million members of the Hispanic workforce by 2020, despite a persistent lack of educational opportunities.
Jack Larson, co-founder, Escoffier Online and Executive Chairman of Triumph Higher Education Group, said, “Our goal is to put culinary school within reach of those who might otherwise not have access, which includes a growing workforce of Spanish-speaking workers in restaurants and other food service jobs across the country.”
(Photo by edinthekitchen via Flickr)