FCCLA provides food preparation training at YES Club

GMS FCCLA cooking at YES Club
(Photo: Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate)

GRANVILLE – The Granville Middle School GMS Family, Career and Community of America (FCCLA) recently received a $250 Jim and Betty Coffey grant from the Lion’s Club to help teach food preparation and nutrition skills to the Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Club members.

The first training session with the YES Club was held Friday afternoon at the Clubhouse.

Chef Jon Harbaugh, AVI Food Service Director for GESVD, taught knife skills, then the YES Club members practiced and made their dinner.

Alex and Sydney Mazik introduced the chef and assisted YES Club cooks with knife skills and grating cheese for the burritos.

Keely Spense and Chloe Garcia, FCCLA members, demonstrated how to make Spanish rice for the YES Club cooks.

Sarah Wallenfelsz, Rose Duffus and Jacob Folk prepared the ground beef, beans and seasoning mixture for the burrito filling.

The FCCLA members will be using the grant money to teach other food preparation skills, such as cooking pasta, stir fry, etc., plus nutritional instruction.

The FCCLA members will be explaining food safety, measurements, kitchen equipment and many more essential, basic skills to the YES Club members when they visit GMS after school for cooking and nutrition sessions.

Also, the FCCLA members are hoping to have speakers from the food industry in the community discuss job prospects for young adults who develop culinary skills from these lessons and training at C-Tec.
Staff Report

Found in The Newark Advocate February 29, 2016

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