By Daymond Steer
OSSIPEE — A culinary academy that aims to train people in the restaurant field at the old Carroll County nursing home has asked for county commissioners' help in getting thousands of dollars in grant funding.
Representatives from the Mountain View Culinary Academy gave an update on their plans at commissioners' Wednesday meeting in Ossipee. Once up and running, the academy will offer an "intensive" eight-month culinary curriculum five days a week with tuition costing $15,000. Class size will be 25 students, who must be at least 18 years old. Job placement and internships will be offered.
Right now, the academy's head, Len Martin of Wolfeboro, is getting the kitchen set up while consultant Darlene Martino assists with looking for grants.
After serving as culinary instructor at Kingswood Regional High School for 23 years, Martin spent several years working for the University of New Hampshire.
He said he hopes to have certification approval from the state Department of Education by next week and to have the academy up and running by August.
Martino said the academy will begin a fundraising campaign after getting its certification.
Describing future graduates of the academy, Martino told the Sun: "They are going to know how to run everything in a commercial kitchen."
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