Students from The Culinary School receive hands-on training in restaurant technology from DBS

TCS at DBS Jan 2013Fourteen students from The Culinary School (TCS) at the Food Bank of Delaware stepped out of our training kitchen yesterday and into Delaware Business Systems’ (DBS) training center for hands-on instruction in the latest restaurant point-of-sale technology.

Yesterday’s technology demonstration launches The Culinary School’s new partnership with DBS. The partnership will enable students to get hands-on experience using the technology seen in today’s hospitality industry.

TCS at DBS 2 Jan 2013It is great that we have initiated a new partnership with DBS to support TCS,” said our Culinary and Nutrition Education Programs Director Jorge Velázquez. “Through our partnership, TCS students will be able to learn about the latest in restaurant technology, as well as get hands-on experience working with the technology at the DBS training center – technology that they can expect to be working with in every restaurant and culinary establishment. It’s important that we provide more than just the food preparation/handling skills needed, but also the technological skills that are necessary in order to succeed in the hospitality field.”

“We’re proud to partner with TCS,” said DBS Director of Business Development Jason Blusk. “The students will benefit in many ways, but most importantly, this partnership will provide them with a head start when entering the hospitality job market. In today’s competitive marketplace a cash register doesn’t cut it. Successful students must enter the job market ready to hit the ground running from day one. Our technology fosters a smooth transition from the classroom to the workplace. It engages and empowers the students while providing the critical skills needed to be successful in the hospitality industry.”

“My experience at DBS was very educational, because of the additional training in restaurant technology, I feel better prepared to enter the workforce,” said student Nichole Meeks.

In addition to training sessions at DBS’ New Castle location, The Culinary School’s goal is to secure funding to purchase a point of sale system for use by students at its facility in Newark and future training kitchen in Milford.

To learn more about The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware, please contact Velázquez at (302) 444-8071 or jvelazquez@fbd.org. For more information about DBS, please contact Jason Blusk at 302-395-0900 or jblusk@dbs4pos.com.

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