Culinary students serve area school boards

Two students and an adult work After a hiatus, the Schoharie County School Boards Association met in person last week for its Fall Dinner Meeting – an event where our own Schoharie students, working with others from the region, stole the show. 

The Fall Dinner Meeting returned after being suspended during the pandemic. It’s a chance for the county’s school board members to share information on important issues in public education.

People attend a meeting“The Schoharie School Boards Association dinner returned after a three year absence bringing out the best in the Schoharie CTE Culinary Arts program. Students from the program created amazing dishes which were served in buffet style to members of school boards from all of our neighboring districts,” Schoharie Superintendent David Blanchard said. “Bertram Heath and Loren Herzog from Schoharie High School were assisting in the food prep and presentation.”

Two students work in a kitchenThe dinner included appetizers, a pasta station, a carving station, a vegetable buffet and desserts.

The dinner was a collaboration between the Schoharie CTE Culinary Program and Schoharie CSD’s Food Services staff. Schoharie Valley FFA students helped decorate tables for the event. Schoharie HS’s auditioned select choir, Leading Tones, performed for the SCSBA under the direction of teacher Carrie Styles.

A choir singsThe meeting is funded by the individual school boards from the SCSBA.