Classes & Workshops 2018-04-17T23:53:51+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.


  • The MFIC Program received $136,692 of a total grant of $9,999,870 from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration.  Funding does not pay student costs to participate.
  • 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.

Good Manufacturing Practices & Sanitation For Food Producers

This Quality Assurance and Food Safety course provide Foodpreneurs, Agribusinesses, industry professionals, and those in the value-added channel the tools to implement criti­cal food quality and safety protocols. Develop a product cri­sis management system and food defense for your company.

CULN6024 / Jennifer Fordyce / $179
002 M 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 2 Apr Lau 106 1x
       Th 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 5 Apr Lau 106 1x

Fundamentals for HAACP Implementation
Food producers and agribusinesses will learn the fundamentals of HAACP and start to implement their companies own plan during this informative hands-on class.

CULN6025 / Jennifer Fordyce / $239
002 M 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 16 – Apr Lau 106 1x
       Th 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 19 – Apr Lau 106 1x
       MTu 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 23 – Apr – 24 – Apr Lau 2016 2x

Food Defense, from Farm-to-Fork!
This Quality Assurance and Food Safety course provide Foodpreneurs, Agribusinesses, and food industry professionals, with the tools to implement critical food quality and safety protocols.  Develop and implement a product management system and food safety protocols for your company.

CULN6021 / Jennifer Fordyce / $139
002 MTu 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 30 – Apr – 1 – May Lau 106 2x

Packaging & Design for Food Products
Food Products?  Food Gifts?  This class takes an engaging hands-on approach to creating and designing packaging for your food product.  An assessment of your own food product’s packaging is conducted and you’ll review successful products Made in Hawaii from a top designer and packaging expert.

CULN6023 / Wailani Artates / $199
002 M 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 7 – May – 14 – May Lau 106 2x
       Tu 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 8 – May Lau 106 1x

Marketing & PR for Your Business

Learn marketing strategies, PR best practices, and how to build customer loyalty for your business and products.  Whether you are an established start-up business, leading experts will share the keys to success on how to implement a successful plan boosting your brand and expanding your connection to consumers.

BUS6374 / Nick Heyd / $239
004 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 15-May – 22-May Lau 106 2x
       Th 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM 17-May – 24-May Lau 106 2x

Applied Studies in Fundamental Food Manufacturing
Students are instructed on Good Manufacturing Practices in a certified kitchen lab environment. Instruction and training on the MFIC Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Preparedness, and Facility Sanitation Operating Procedures.

CULN6020/ Christopher Speere / $79
002 M 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 22 Jan – 14 May Lau 106 15x


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 .

Join us on May 1, 2018, for a free workshop from 5 pm to 6 pm for a workshop with Tokie Ogawa.  Learn about the 2018 Made on Maui event and the benefit it provides to our local food business “startups”.