High school students get a taste of local culinary arts program

Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 7:52 PM CST
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PEORIA (25 NEWS) - Local high schoolers get a taste of college life on Wednesday with a tour of the Illinois Central College Culinary Arts Program.

Students from different schools traveled through the kitchens at Dogwood Hall. Each students used a passport to get through food station.

They watched the food preparation and even tried it out for themselves. Some of the foods they tasted were fried mac and cheese, liquid nitrogen frozen ice cream and homemade soda.

The chair of the culinary arts institute says he wants people to know there is an outstanding program right at home.

“You don’t have to go to the big city to get a quality education. Culinary skills are universal. A sauté is a sauté no matter where you go. You don’t have to go to Chicago to learn how to do it. You can do it right here in your own backyard and become those future culinarians of our industry,” said Chef Charles Robertson.

The open house also served as a chance for ICC students to practice hospitality and food service.

ICC Culinary arts
ICC Culinary arts

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