The Truly Giant Caramel Apple
It’s Apple Time!
Mr. & Mrs Dunn in Collaboration with IHTA
In 2019 Mike & Rachel began a collaboration with the International Hospitality & Tourism Academy at Mt Diablo High School in Concord, California. Formerly, students came to the Rachel Dunn Chocolates factory to do their apprenticeships. Now, both Mike and Rachel are apprenticing students hands-on at the Academy, bringing entrepreneurship skills from sourcing noble ingredients to teaching confectionery and chocolate making skills in a real world environment. These bright-eyed employees of the future are working side by side with Mike & Rachel to produce this year’s Holiday apples!
About the Sustainable Hospitality Pathway at IHTA
The Sustainable Hospitality Pathway is a Career Technical Education (CTE) program in the IHTA, created by celebrated Chef / Restaurateur / Author & Teacher, Cindy Gershen. Starting from the vegetable gardens outside, the students learn nutrition from the soil up. The kitchen gardens are roughly .25 acres, with 40 rows 3 feet wide by 40 feet long. Students prepare meals for whole classes, staff members and, through their catering efforts for community events, help fund their own program.