Holyoke city employees learn to create healthy meals at Hcc Mgm Culinary Arts Institute

During the first day of the two-part class, Jim Crowley grilled some salmon that he ate with fresh, locally grown produce. “It’s fantastic on a salad,” said Crowley, who works for Holyoke Gas & Electric. “So when you’re eating it, it doesn’t feel like you’re on a diet. You’re just eating better food.” Crowley was one of several city of Holyoke employees and their spouses who took a two-day course and learned to prepare healthy meals at the HCC MGM Culinary Arts Institute. After preparing them in the industrial sized kitchen, they sat down to enjoy their cuisine for what was billed as “dinner by the canal.”

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