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Adult culinary students at the Knox County Career Center are gearing up for some serious cooking. In this photo, Kara Morrison of Howard pours pancake batter in a breakfast preparation session.
Adult culinary students at the Knox County Career Center are gearing up for some serious cooking. In this photo, Kara Morrison of Howard pours pancake batter in a breakfast preparation session. (Photo by Pamela Schehl) View Image

By Mount Vernon News
May 31, 2013 11:40 am EDT

 

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.

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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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