FCCLA Pumpkin Fest
In partnership with FCCLA, Culinary Arts students carved and decorated pumpkins for elderly people in our community to bring some fall happiness to them! Students also decorated pumpkins that were sent to Masonicare to be there center pieces in their dining room.
Reopening of the Cook's Table
Welcome back to the Cook's Table! We have missed all our customers and can't wait to serve you once again. This year's reopening was a lot different than most. Due to Covid-19, we were told that we were no longer allowed to serve our guests. The students knew that could not happen so they took matters into their own hands. Our first step was creating a proposal for Dr. Menzo and Mr. Corso. Included in that proposal was a interview with the Wallingford sanitarian, Brittnay Nappi. She talked about the different precautions we now have to follow in the kitchen. From, there a meeting was set up and we were approved to reopen. During this meeting, the video, produced by the Culinary 3 Management class, gave a visual representation of how we will operate. We are starting out with takeout only and a limited menu. In the reopening process, it became an overwhelming sucesss and we were able to be featured on Channel 8 and in the Record Journal. Below are the links to those segments.
Culinary Arts is bringing back our meal program, Pure Fresh. All the ingredients you need are pre-cut, pre-measured, and ready to cook. The meal options for this seasons debut were Almond Crusted Cod served with mashed potatoes and green beans and Ginger Soy Flank Steak served with brown rice, snow peas, carrots, and red peppers.
For Valentine's Day, Culinary Arts sold different Valentine's Day inspired desserts. On the menu we have a cheesecake duo, boxes of cupcakes decorated as roses, sweet tart pastries, meringue cookies, and an assortment of chocolate covered pretzels. All desserts will be boxed, wrapped with ribbons and ready to present as a gift
Super Bowl Lunch
On December 18, 2019, Culinary Arts welcomed our teachers and staff to our Holiday Stroll. We offered variety of gifts for sale from our different businesses. Our guests enjoyed samples of cider, hot chocolate, holiday cookies, and homemade stuffed breads.
Holiday Cookie Platters
The culinary elves were busy the month of December spreading holiday cheer by preparing traditional cookie platters.
On December 13 and December 19, 2019, the students in Culinary Arts officially opened the Cooks Table. These two days, the restaurant served a holiday themed menu. From all of us at Culinary Arts, happy holidays!
On November 27, 2019, Culinary Arts catered a breakfast for the 2019 Powderpuff team. After being fueled up by breakfast, the girls brought home the trophy, beating Sheehan 22-14!
Students in Culinary Arts tried their hand at creating their own burgers for a chance to make our menu. Cook's Table is reopening in January and burgers from the Burger Throwdown will be featured on the menu!
National Honor Society
On November 21, 2019 Culinary Arts catered the National Honor Society Induction ceremony. That evening we also had a handful of our own students get inducted that evening as well. Congratulations to all!
Opening of Aerospace Center
On October 28, Culinary Arts hosted Dr. Sal Menzo and his guests from Australia for a luncheon to begin the opening ceremonies for the new Aerospace Center at Mary Fritz Elementary School. On October 29, we also catered the ribbon cutting ceremony for the center.
Hurricane Dorian Fundraiser
On October 23 and October 24, the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Program fundraised for the victims and survivors of Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Bahamas in early September. We offered the opportunity to purchase lunch, to help raise funds which we will use to purchase resources to be sent to the Red Cross in the Bahamas.We would like to thank Robin Schlick from Dag Hammarskjold and Dawn McCarthy from E.C. Stevens for helping us make this fundraiser successful.