Dr. David Ryan, Superintendent
30 Linden Street
Exeter, NH 03833
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Seacoast School of Technology Culinary Arts Students to Host Winter Wonderland Dinner
EXETER — Culinary Arts students at Seacoast School of Technology are cooking up something special for their Supper Series: Winter Wonderland event later this month.
Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m.
Reservations must be made no later than Friday, Nov. 30.
Seacoast School of Technology Dining Room, 40 Linden St., Exeter
To help students practice their skills learned in the classroom and experience a real-life dining situation, SST is hosting its winter Supper Series dinner for community members.
“In our 90-minute class periods, it’s hard to recreate the hustle and bustle of a real restaurant,” said Culinary Arts instructor Margaret Foret. “With our Supper Series, students are able to put their skills to the test as if they were a waiter, chef, line cook or busser. They engage in small talk with guests and learn the importance of quick decision making while in the kitchen, so it’s a great taste as to what real life looks like in the industry.”
Prior to the event, students work with Foret to set the menu, which includes an appetizer, salad, entree and dessert.
This is the second dinner put on by SST Culinary Arts students, with another planned for the spring. Seniors take on the role of chefs — sauteing, grilling and frying — while sophomores and juniors work as servers and assist with garnishing plates. At the end of the night, everyone pitches in to clean tables and the kitchen.
Junior Sean McGinness, from the Great Bay Charter School, who participated in the autumn Supper Series is hoping to perfect his serving skills this time around.
“I’d like to learn how to properly introduce myself at a restaurant and work on my people skills,” he added. “At the last event, I learned it was surprisingly difficult to manage everything. You have to be on your A game the entire time.”
Meghan Capezzuto, a junior from Winnacunnet High School, junior Laura Duguie, of Epping High School, and sophomore Megan Faust, of Great Bay Charter School, also want to work on their people and presentation skills as they assist with serving at the winter event.
“At the fall dinner I learned that it’s not just about the cooking and baking side, it’s also about the interaction with people,” Duguie said. “I’m hoping to learn more about the other side of the industry to get more familiar with it, because it’s what I want to do in the future.”
Tickets for the dinner are $12, including all soft drinks. Seats are limited to 100 people, so residents are encouraged to reserve their spot by emailing Foret at [email protected]
About Seacoast School of Technology:
The Seacoast School of Technology is the regional Career and Technical Center serving high school students from Epping, Exeter, Newmarket, Raymond, Sanborn Regional and Winnacunnet high schools.
SST offers selective coursework preparing students for their lives after high school- college, work or the military. Many of their 12 programs allow students to earn college credit and industry-recognized certifications while fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. Most importantly, students get the opportunity to explore areas of interest in a hands-on environment with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technology.
To find out more, visit seacoasttech.com.