The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) is proud to see the extension of its multi-year funding efforts to educate Haitian youths. A result of the CHTAEF Haiti Project (completed in 2016), the high school in La Vallee has welcomed the creation of a specialist unit to teach Culinary and Hospitality knowledge & skills to the students of La Vallee on a volunteer basis.
Thank You Max, Jouvens and all the volunteer chefs who are inspiring & educating a new generation of Hospitality & Culinary Professionals.
This unit is the passion & brainchild of Max Boursiquot, father of the 2012 Team Haiti Junior Chef Kyle. Kyle has been close to the project & consistently stepped up for Taste, at Johnson & Wales University for their kitchen equipment donation, & representing JWU at the Project Graduation in 2014.
Max is working with Jouvens Jean, another Project Supporter, & Taste 2012 Caribbean Seafood & Most Creative Plate winner; Jouvens has gathered young, talented, educated, working Haitian Chefs from Port au Prince to regularly visit La Vallee with him & teach.
This program opens the door to a career in Culinary / Hospitality to the young people of La Vallee, with opportunities in the expanding hotel & restaurant plant in Haiti.
CHTAEF-Haiti Project were delighted to donate our final supplies to ETFAG, and the school director was very emotional in receiving the suitcase of knife kits, culinary equipment, HACCP teaching materials and polo shirts.