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    Supply Kits for CTE Culinary Students
    Posted on 10/22/2020
    A student stands at a table to collect culinary supplies from an adult

    Supply Kits for CTE Culinary Students

    The Career and Technical Education (CTE) department has teamed up with Nutrition Services to provide supply kits to over 350 culinary CTE students.

    Last week, students in culinary arts CTE courses were able to pick up their supply kits at eight high schools to support their remote learning. These take-home supply kits allow students to participate in hands-on labs that support online lessons created by CTE educators.

    During this time of remote instruction, CTE educators have been creatively working to engage students and maintain hands-on learning experiences through culinary labs. They wanted to replicate the learning standards and experiences that would typically happen within a classroom, so they got to work gathering supplies and generating recipes and ingredient lists for students to use in their own kitchens.

    If families decided to opt out of receiving a kit, educators created alternative assignments for students to complete that would meet the same learning standards.

    With the help of the SPS Nutrition Services team, three take-home supply kits were created. The Culinary Arts Take-Home Kit supports labs on knife skills, and contains supplies for salsa and homemade tortilla chips, potato soup, taco soup, and mulligatawny soup. The Baking and Pastry Take-Home Kit supports a cookie lab to teach measuring techniques and contains supplies for biscuits, muffins, scones, pie crust, cinnamon rolls, loaf bread, pizza dough or focaccia, and pretzels or bagels. The Nutrition and Wellness Take-Home Kit supports labs and contains supplies for creating crispy oatmeal cookies, biscuits or scones with strawberries, morning glory muffins, and crepes or pancakes.

    Thank you to Nutrition Services team and Chef Emme Collins for being instrumental in the creation and distributions of these supply kits to schools and students. We also want to thank our school leaders, CTE educators, and our dispatch and custodial staff for working through the logistics of getting these kits to our students. None of this would be possible without the collaboration and coordination of everyone who was involved. We can’t wait to see what our students cook up!

    Learn more about Career and Technical Education at Seattle Public Schools.