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CiTi Culinary Students Host Restaurant Experience For Staff

The CTE culinary students coordinated a restaurant experience for CiTi staff recently.

CiTi student Chase Strong cashes out a CiTi employee for their lunch purchased through the culinary program’s staff restaurant experience.
CiTi student Chase Strong cashes out a CiTi employee for their lunch purchased through the culinary program’s staff restaurant experience.

Employees were able to choose from a variety of delicious menu items for their lunch.

With carryout bags, a ticket order wheel and a cashier, the experience was just like that of a real restaurant.

Students gained real-life experience not only in culinary arts practices, but also in time management skills.

“What better way to get them to realize everything it takes to get a restaurant up and running,” said culinary arts teacher Susan Jerrett.

The students devised their own menus, researched meal costs, created a restaurant flyer and calculated profit and loss after the fact.

Jerrett said the project also instilled lessons of professionalism.