Culinary takes trip to Dallas

 

Culinary students recently went to the Ben E. Keith food convention  October 12.  While there they got the opportunity to try new foods on the market and see what equipment and products are available.

“As part of their assignment they have to try new foods,” culinary teacher Summer French said. “It opens them up to new foods they’ve never tried before, and it also allows them to get an insight into industry if they decide to go into the food industry.”

Culinary students that went got the opportunity to see what it’s like to purchase foods for a restaurant or be a chef. They got to see new equipment, try new foods, and get a feel for the food industry at the convention.

“I think it’s a good opportunity because we get to come here and try new foods,” culinary arts student Sheyenne Wells said. “And we get a feel of what the industry is like because there’s a bunch of opportunities with different people and chefs here.”

The students spent the whole day at the convention learning about the foods and equipment restaurants are able to buy for their business. Students got to learn from the chefs at the convention and got to talk to people who work for Ben E. Keith that have been in the food industry before.

“The class will help them because it teaches them how to cook at home,” French said. “And it helps them learn about the food industry if they decide to work in a restaurant or go to culinary school.”