Name: Victoria Belcher
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: (304) 436-3488
Conference and Planning Time: 10:40-11:15
Before beginning my teaching career at the CTC in August 2000 I was employed in the restaurant industry for 17 1/2 years beginning as a crew member and working my way up to management. I received my Bachelor degree from Bluefield State College.
Safety is a high priority in the ProStart classroom,kitchen and greenhouse. Rules and regulations are extensively discussed as well as a copy being placed in the student's binder and conveniently posted. First year students spend several weeks of instruction in food safety and personal safety where they must achieve a score of 100% on safety exams before being allowed to prepare any food. Second year students are re-taught safety and required to receive a score of 100% as well.
Some program goals are to partner with local farmers to further educate myself and the students in produce (hydroponic and soil) growth. Have the Mcdowell County Health inspector to come to the school to present a Food Service Worker Class and distribute Food Service Worker's Permits to the students. Students will also be given the opportunity to receive WV Welcome certification and the nationally recognized ServeSafe Food Handlers Card.
\The Prostart Program is a nationally recognized two-year program designed by the National Restaurant Association. Prostart introduces students to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry teaching basic skills and knowledge that they need for success in the foodservice industry. Over the course of two years,students are offered instrustion in twenty-five subject areas ranging from basic food preparation to accounting and cost control to sanitation and workplace safety.There is also a nationally recognized certification awarded to students who complete their academic and work experience components as well as passing the final exams.