MOUNT VERNON — Since April 1, students in the adult culinary program at the Knox County Career Center have been busy learning about kitchen safety, nutrition, safe food-handling techniques, knife skills, spices and flavorings, and wines and spirits.
Now they are practicing the principles of cooking and on Wednesday the News dropped in on a breakfast preparation session. The students’ culinary and serving skills will be put to the test when the River Room opens for breakfast business from 7 to 10 a.m. on June 1, June 15 and June 29.
“The cooking will be a la carte and made to order,” said instructor Chef Bruce Kreidler. “The class will be divided into two teams. One will cook, one will serve as waiters. The teams will be mixed so the students learn how to work with everybody else. In a kitchen, it’s important to know each others’ strengths, likes and dislikes. Some people like being out front, some prefer working in the dishroom. ... They are all excited. They are all wondering ‘How far can I go.’”
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