|Phil Alexakos, second from right, of the Manchester Health Department presented a certificate of excellence to Chef Michael Holfelder's Intro to Culinary Arts students|
For the second year in a row, Manchester School of Technology's Intro to Culinary Arts class has earned a Public Health Excellence Award for Food Safety. The award from the Manchester Health Department honors food establishments which achieve the highest sanitary standards when it comes to food preparation. Fewer than 10% of the Manchester’s commercial kitchens receive the award.
The Culinary Arts kitchen at MST is inspected twice a year, just like any other restaurant in the city. MST met the rigorous criteria for the award, which includes compliance with all applicable laws and regulations related to safe food handling and preparation, with no critical violations and average inspection scores of 90 or higher. The culinary arts class average score was a 98.5 out a possible 100.