The SPIN club, featured renowned high school students in the Culinary Academy of Farrington High School: Rycial Ignacio, Claythan Blas, and Kaimana Werkmeister, teaching students interested in the Culinary industry or simply interested in cooking. The classes were conducted throughout November until December, just in time for the annual Food Show. In total, 6 classes, 2 hours per session were organized, and the children prepared and displayed “comfort and holiday foods.” These interactive classes encouraged students to apply their knowledge and skills to be able to feel comfortable and safe in the kitchen. The students learned and practiced basic knife cutting skills, proper safety and sanitation procedures. At the same time, the children were able to expand their flavor profiles by trying foods that they were not familiar with. The students prepared and ate: ramen, bubble drinks, stone soup, dinner rolls, fried rice, chicken skewers, pumpkin muffins, virgin strawberry daiquiris, hor d’oeuvres, and a festive Christmas tree bread.
–Rycial Ignacio, Farrington FCCLA 4-H Club
(FCCLA stands for Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)