Friday, November 14, 2008

The Culinary Vegetable Institute teams up with Lorain JVS Vocational School

A future generation of chefs played in The Chef’s Garden soil and The Culinary Vegetable Institute kitchen recently as part of an educational, team-building exercise. The aspiring culinarians, 45 high school seniors (two of which are pictured here) from the Lorain County Joint Vocational School Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts programs, visited the Northern Ohio farm and chef retreat as part of an annual field trip.

“The goal of this trip is to get these students energized for the year,” said chef Chris Moore, instructor for the school’s pastry arts program. Moore and chef Tim Michitsch, who runs the Culinary Arts portion of the program, arranged the event and accompanied their students.

On the first day of the two-day experience, half of the students toured the fields and greenhouses of The Chef’s Garden specialty product farm, while the other half worked in the kitchen to cook a lunch for their fellow students (see picture below) with the help of Culinary Vegetable Institute chef Johannes Klapdohr, who created the lunch menu. On the second day, the groups switched roles.

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