Classes & Workshops 2018-06-06T02:48:17+00:00


MFIC delivers innovative educational and technical training courses to support a vibrant value-added food industry and serves a broad array of individuals within the community:

  • Agribusinesses
  • New and established food entrepreneurs
  • Food service business
  • UHMC – Culinary, Business, Science students interested in food manufacturing
  • Workforce development
  • Women, Veteran, and minority-owned food businesses
  • Native Hawaiian food business owners

All courses are administered through the UH Maui College Office of Continuing Education and Training. To register for classes, visit EdVenture UH Maui.


  • A Certificate of Completion or Certificate is awarded upon completion of classes.
  • Employee Training Funding (ETF) 50% assistance up to $400 per class is available through Workforce Development Division Maui.

Mastering Food Preserving
Learn how to preserve your fruits and vegetables? During this 24-hour online and self-directed course, instructor Luisa Castro, Ph.D instructs you on how to preserve safely as well as helps you master the various food preserving methods: canning, pickling, and drying from the comfort of your own home kitchen. Join fellow food preservers online during this interactive distance learning of food preserving.
Once you Register you will be contacted on how to participate in this course.


  • Any web-enabled device (desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device)
  • internet connection
  • Video capture device such as a webcam or smart phone.
  • Headset to participate in synchronous meetings (optional).

CULN6033 / Luisa Castro / $199
001 M  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   2 July – 23 July  Online 4x
       Th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM   5 July – 26 July  Online 4x

FOOD PRODUCTS: Concept to Consumer Incubator Program
Have a Food Product Idea or Recipe Consumers Would Love? The Concept to Consumer Incubator Program will show you how to take a recipe idea or concept and turn it into a viable value-added food product for the retail marketplace.

BUS6821/ Anthony LaBua-Keiser / $349
002 T   6:00 PM – 9:00 PM      3 July – 21 Aug Lau 106 8x
       Th 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM     23 Aug              Lau 106 1x

The Art & Science of Pickled and Fermented Foods
Pickled and fermented foods add probiotic healthfulness to your diet. Yet achieving perfectly pickled vegetables requires
knowledge in the science of blending spices, sugars and acids. Maui Preserved owner and instructor will help you develop and hone the required techniques for preserving local vegetables during this hands-on class.

CULN6034 / Anthony LaBua-Keiser / $119
001 S 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM    04 – Aug             Lau 106 1x

Jams & Jellies Made Easy
Are your fruit trees overflowing with beautiful and ripe fruit? Explore the art and science of creating unique jams and jellies
using local flavors and fruit. Learn from Maui Preserved owner and class instructor how to create interesting flavor
profiles while improving your food preserving skills.

CULN6035 / Anthony LaBua-Keiser / $119
001 S 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM  11– Aug              Lau 106 1x

Applied Studies in Fundamental Food Manufacturing
A self-directed and self-paced kitchen lab experience for MFIC food manufacturing graduates. Graduates work in the fully certified MFIC R&D kitchen environment to increase understanding of manufacturing efficiencies, good manufacturing practices, standard operating procedures and adherence to best practices in kitchen safety and sanitation procedures.

CULN6020/ Christopher Speere / $79
003 M 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 04 Jun – 25 Jun Lau 106 3x

CULN6020/ Christopher Speere / $79
004 M 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 02 Jul – 27 Aug Lau 106 9x


MFIC Resource Hub received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Business Development to offer workshops to residents, small companies and emerging food businesses in the County of Maui .