Students Share Passion for Fine Food at Valentine’s Luncheon

February 14, 2019

Hospitality students at the Tech Center shared their passion for fine cuisine when they prepared and served a luncheon on Valentine’s Day at the Educated Palate restaurant on the PNW BOCES campus.
Patrons feasted on Caesar salad with garlic croutons and Parmesan crisps; sliced roast beef tenderloin with demi-glace; duchess potatoes; and roasted asparagus with caramelized onions. And since no Valentine’s luncheon would be complete without some chocolate, dessert consisted of homemade chocolate mousse cake with raspberry buttercream and sorbet. A festive pink-hued mocktail completed the celebration.
Hospitality students do everything from planning the menu to cooking, baking and serving at the Educated Palate.
Students enjoy getting real-world culinary experience while still in high school. Said Karli Ramundo, from Hendrick Hudson High School, “I really enjoy making food and meeting new people!”
Yuliza Soto, Brewster High School,  and Francesca Mercado, Walter Panas, help serve up a Valentine’s luncheon at the Educated Palate with teacher Chef Suzanne Low Pratt.