Some of our (Session 18!) trainees had a great opportunity to tour the Johnson & Wales University College of Culinary Arts building last week. Part of the Harvest Kitchen curriculum is exploring career opportunities and post-secondary possibilities. For many of our youth, this was truly an eye-opening experience — and a valuable step in starting to envision what their bright future might look like!
We are very grateful to our dear friend, Maureen Pothier, who is not only one of our Board Members — but Associate Professor and Culinary Arts Department Chair at Johnson & Wales. Chef Pothier graciously gave our trainees a tour through the state-of-the-art facilities where culinary class students were engaged in lectures and hands-on cooking.
Our trainees were able to observe Garde Manger (French for “keeper of the food”), A la Carte, Baking, and Sommelier classes. As part of the tour, we were treated to a delicious lunch in the student-run dining facility. Our trainees dined on lamb and scallops, plus fruit tart for dessert! They really enjoyed the tour and were impressed by the professionalism of the culinary staff and students.
Thank you to Johnson & Wales for welcoming us!