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Joseph Gervais earns honor

Joseph Gervais earns honor

Joseph Gervais, Executive Chef with ARAMARK and based in UMPI’s Kelley Commons, has earned ProChef Level II certification from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college. The CIA’s ProChef Certification is a comprehensive professional development and culinary skills verification program which measures core culinary, managerial and financial acumen, including a chef’s skill in taste, proper cooking methods, authenticity, plating, use of all ingredients, hygiene and disposal of food waste. ARAMARK worked closely with the CIA to develop a customized, hands-on course that reflects the real-world environment where executive chefs work on a daily basis, as well as the large-scale, diverse and innovative menus they often prepare. Gervais’s completion of ProChef Level II is the culmination of a 10-week program that requires completion of online course work and multiple hours in the kitchen practicing and advancing his skills, leading to a four-day practical and written exam judged by Certified Master Chefs at the CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus.

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