Students and instructors from Everett High School’s Culinary Arts Department have been preparing lunch and brunch for senior citizens at the Connolly Center on Chelsea Street.
Lunch is served Monday through Thursday, while Friday is reserved for a brunch menu. The program is being used as the curriculum for the juniors enrolled in the Culinary Arts pathway as part of the Business, Law, and Hospitality Academy. They are doing the marketing, recipe research, menu development, and cost analysis. On a daily basis the students are preparing soups, salads, entrees, fresh bread, and desserts that are transported to the Connolly Senior Center.
The following juniors are enrolled in the program: Brown Adam, May Bowman, Carla Berciano Chavarria, Oscar Chavarria Arevalo, Christine Comeau, Rebecca Couvelle, Jenny Li, Connor Lord, Katherine Murcia Torres, Sara Novack, Estefani Perez Castro, Luis Pineda Huezo, and Andre Pinto. Culinary Arts Director Carolynn Parmenter and instructors Corey Bourassa, Peter Calakoutis, Eddie Kaminsky, and Rich Marino oversee the effort.
The students visited the Connolly Center on October 24, at which time they had the chance to interact with the seniors and present them with a customer survey that the Culinary Arts Department will use to enhance the work it is doing. The event was a great success, and the students asked that they have more opportunities to visit the center in the future.
The Everett Public Schools thanks the City of Everett, the Council on Aging, and the Connolly Center for providing this fantastic opportunity to our students.
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