The spring students from the Career Development Center who participate in the culinary class had the opportunity to tour area restaurants. They were exposed to the garden-to-table concept at The Porch in Oakland. At Buford’s Kitchen in Moon Township they were given an up-close view of how a restaurant kitchen functions. The staff impressed upon the students the importance of teamwork and focused on the roles of the hostess, wait staff and kitchen staff as necessary for a smooth operation.
The students were shown how the lessons learned in their culinary classes are applied in a working kitchen setting. They saw firsthand how some of the smaller, less enjoyable tasks they are asked to do play a role in the daily preparation of a successful restaurant. They enjoyed both experiences and learned much, but Buford’s Kitchen was especially fun as they were treated to a delicious lunch!