The Blue Apron is a student-run full-service restaurant, opened Tuesday thru Thursday from 11:00 – 1:00 pm.
In the French cuisine, the color of an apron worn by the staff denotes the level of mastery. The Blue Apron is known for “student in training.” Our students are receiving both high school and college credit while enrolled in the program.
Earlier this week, the Warsaw Fire Department visited our culinary students in the Blue Apron to teach about fire extinguisher safety training. The students also had the opportunity to prepare, serve, and eat lunch with the firemen present. Special thanks to WFD for their support & help with so many things around the WACC!
Chef Bragg's Culinary Arts I students hosted a cheesecake tasting competition in the Blue Apron today. Eight students paired into teams consisting of two individuals and had the opportunity to prepare and serve cheesecake to a panel of four judges. The judging panel consisted of: WACC Assistant Director, Jill Jackson, Attendance Assistant, Heather Desenberg, Junior Class Principal, Angela Huffman, & Sodexo Manager of Grace College, James B. Each cheesecake was judged on the quality, taste, level of difficulty, & presentation. Ryan & Zackary took home first place. The winning team received cheesecake spring-form pans and a pie serving utensil each. Congratulations and great job to all students!
Ryan Bonebrake & Zackary McNulty: S'mores Cheescake Hettie Winegardner & Diana Velazquez: New York Style Cheescake with Strawberries Lydia Lemler & Natasha Heierman: Mint Oreo Cheesecake Gill Nichols & Jessica Britt: Blackberry Lemon Cheesecake
Yesterday evening Warsaw Community High School hosted the Fine Arts Festival in the Performing Arts Center. Activities of the night included: WCS String Ensemble performances, WCHS Dance performances, WCHS Jazz Band performances, the Scholastic Art Award presentation, student produced videos on the big screen in the auditorium, potter's wheel/painting/stone carving demonstrations, textile classes displays, world language cultural displays, and various live solo/small group musical performances.
The Tri-Kappa Art Exhibit was on display in the Black Box Theater and the WACC Culinary students prepared & served appetizers all evening.
Congratulations to all the students and staff involved on making this event such a wonderful success!
Last Friday, Chef Bragg's culinary students had the opportunity to compete in a "Chopped" competition under the direction of chefs from Bella Vitale Restaurant in Warsaw. Three teams, consisting of two students and one chef, each planned & prepared an entree' that guests sampled and voted on which dish they liked the best. Mauricio Carvajal & Isaac Netzley created a flank steak fajita dish paired with Spanish rice, sauteed vegetables, and tortilla crisps. Ashley Nowaczynski & Zack McNulty presented their guests with a pork tenderloin stuffed with a sweet potato puree and served with a mango salsa. Olivia Najera & Mauricio Martinez took first place with their baked cod dish and won a three-piece knife set each. Special thanks to Bella Vitale Owner, Peggy Roulo, Executive Chef Blake Elick, and chefs Derrick Gamble & Matt Connett for partnering with us to make this event possible.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the culinary arts end of the year field trip to Indy later this month.