Senior Internship Portfolio Night
The Everett High School Culinary Arts Department honored the students who completed the Internship Program during the 2018-19 school year at an Aloha-themed banquet last week inside the school cafeteria.
Participating students presented portfolios highlighting their work and accomplishments, while Culinary Arts Director Despina Makredes made remarks about each and every student and their strengths as students and individuals.
Members of the Internship Program worked at the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home and for Aramark; enjoyed professional networking opportunities at area businesses, most notably at Encore Boston Harbor; took part in skill showcases and competitions through EHS’s relationship with Future Chefs of Boston; and earned valuable ServSafe and Allergy Awaereness certifications.
The night also gave the community an opportunity to thank Chef Makredes, who is retiring next month, for her more than 20 years of service to Everett High School. Several of her former students were on hand to mark the occasion, as was her husband, Charlie, and their children and grandchildren.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria presented Chef Makredes with a City Hall citation as part of the festivities. In addition, Culinary Arts instructors Carolynn Parmenter, Richard Marino, Ed Kaminsky, Joanne Lombardi, and Peter Calakoutis presented Chef Makredes with a pot she has been using since she launched the program back in the early 1990s. The pot has a personal engraving, courtesy of Machine Instructor Greg Hanrahan and his students.
The following students were recognized:
Paolo De Oliveira
Luis Escobar Ramos
Juan Carlos Estrada
Joao Ricardo Paizante
Steven Pinto Castro
Elizabeth Teo Munoz
Mirna Valle Hernandez