Culinary Arts Newsletter

March 10, 2015

Prepare to be a Chef

As culinary students, we aspire to be better than we were yesterday. If we keep this mindset, who knows where it will take us. There are many paths to success, but without knowing where we want to go, we won’t know which path to take. If you don’t know where you want to go, at least think of which paths will get you closer. It takes a lot to be a great cook. It takes much more to be a great Chef.


To be a Chef means to be a leader. It’s not only about knowing how to cook, but also how to run a business. Without the knowledge and skills necessary to run a successful business and be an effective leader, you will only limit your potential.


Luckily, much like cooking, these skill can be learned with the necessary time, dedication, and resources. With the internet, you can find the resources you need to improve yourself in these areas. You won’t be able to learn everything from reading. You will actually need to practice these skills, and learn from someone who already knows this stuff.


If you would like to start your journey to becoming a well rounded person, and prepare yourself for the future of becoming a Chef, you can find the materials you need through books, websites, and people you already know. Take classes at school which will teach you these skills. Join organizations or group on campus and in the community that will help you improve these skills. Do anything you can to make yourself better than you were yesterday.


Below are a few sites to start your journey to becoming a successful Chef and/or Culinarian.


Have fun exploring and learning! - Coe Snyder


10 Modern Skills for Young Chefs (Beside Cooking): http://www.profitablehospitality.com/public/186.cfm

Pioneering Chef Juan Mari Arzak's Best Advice for Aspiring Chefs: http://www.eater.com/2014/11/18/7241407/pioneering-chef-juan-mari-arzaks-best-advice-for-aspiring-chefs

Qualities of a Cook vs. Chef: http://www.thechefinstead.ca/cooks-and-chefs-qualities.html

Spring Fair 2015

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Learning Commons Concourse


The Spring Fair features a unique opportunity for student clubs, student entrepreneurs, and local small businesses to market their business and promote sales. Come and see the products and services available!


Source:http://events.leeward.hawaii.edu/event/spring_fair_2015#.VPee9MnN7To

Student Talent Showcase Open Mic

Wednesday, April 1st
10a.m - 12 p.m.
Student Lounge

Do you have a talent you would like to share with the world? Do you enjoy performing for others? We are currently seeking performers for the Leeward open mic talent show. Singers, Musicians, Actors, Magicians, Stand-up Comedians, Poets, and more... If you have a talent, we want to show the world, starting at Leeward.

If you would like to perform, or would like to help in another way, email coes@hawaii.edu

To those about to Graduate...


The Commencement Ceremony is on May 15, 2015. To make sure you take all the steps necessary, do the following:

  1. Set up a “Degree/Certificate Check” appointment with your counselor, Ann Dorado

  2. Submit an “Application for Degree/Certificate”

  3. Know the deadlines!

    1. To have your name printed in the Commencement Ceremony Program and to participate in the Ceremony: Pay fees at the Cashier’s Office by Friday, April 17.

    2. Any “Applications for Degree/Certificate” received after April 17th are not guaranteed to be listed in the Commencement Ceremony Program. However, you are still eligible to participate in the Ceremony.

    3. Deadline to participate in the Commencement Ceremony (no name in the program): Pay the fees at the cashier’s office by Wednesday, May 6th. Any applications after May 6th are not guaranteed to participate in the Ceremony.

  4. Pay the fees at the Cashiers Office by the deadlines

  5. After you complete Steps 1-4 you will receive a postcard in the mail and an e-mail to your hawaii.edu account with instructions on how to RSVP (sign up) for Commencement.

You can ONLY RSVP (sign up to participate) online and the link will be included in the postcard and the e-mail.

Set up a "Degree/Certificate check" appointment now!

The easiest way to make an appointment with your counselor, Ann Dorado, is through MyLeeward:


  • Login with your user name and password to MyUH: http://myuh.hawaii.edu

  • In the center of the screen where all the tabs are, click on the “MyLeeward” tab

  • Go to My Success Network, click on Ann Dorado’s “See available appointments”

  • Click on the day in the calendar and click on the available time slot

  • Select a reason for your appointment and description. Submit

Any Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us:

The Culinary Arts Newsletter will be published every other week. If you you would like to submit article for the Newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact Coe Snyder