WPHS1White Pine High School is in the second year of a Career and Technical Education grant for Culinary Arts.  The school saw last year’s two period per day program expand to full time for the 2013-2014 school year.  This year, the program serves more than 100 students through the entire school year.

Second year teacher Megan Wright brings industry experience and knowledge, having earned a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism, graduating from professional culinary school, and working for a number of years in the food service industry.
Students in Culinary 1 are currently learning the art of presenting food in its most appealing fashion.  On a recent day in class, students prepared bruschetta caprese salad.  Students work together in teams to slice vegetables, prepare dressings, cut and toast bread, and mix ingredients.  They then collaborate to plate the food in its most desirable state.  Pictured in this photo are Nate Laity, Monty Moore, and Kellen Wilkin as the work on their caprese salad.

WPHS1The Culinary Club (advanced students) have already catered several events this school year, learning the arts of preparing and serving as well as interacting with customers.