The students of Boynton Beach High School could not wait for a better opportunity to demonstrate their skills and talent and showcase what they have been learning at their school’s special choice program, the Culinary Arts Academy.
This came with the organization of the Multicultural Education Department 8th Annual Language and Culture Conference that took place at their school Friday and Saturday, October 19 and 20.
About 950 teachers and administrative staff showed up for the two-day conference. The students, led by Chef Dennis Baumeyer, along with other food vendors, were responsible for providing breakfast and lunch for the participants. Everyone was impressed by the quality and the taste of the food provided.
“The food was delicious and to think it was prepared by students,” said one participant. “It was like eating at a gourmet restaurant.”
“This was an amazing opportunity for our students. They were able to take the lessons from the classroom and apply them to the real world. They went through the entire process of catering an event; from ordering of the food items to the preparation, then the presentation, the service, and then the final clean up. I am so proud of their accomplishment,” said Boynton Beach Principal Karen Whetsell.
This year’s conference theme was ‘Climbing to New Heights’. Its goal is to train teachers and administrators to become more sensitive and knowledgeable about language and culture issues in their classroom in order to teach their diverse student’s population more effectively.
Besides the Culinary Arts Academy, Boynton Beach High School is home to the Theatre Academy, the Vocal Academy, the Dance Academy, the Information Technology Academy, the Early Childhood Academy and the well-known Boynton Aerospace Science Academy (BASA) which allows students to earn credits for the top of the notch Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
For more information, contact Dennis Baumeyer at (561) 752-1200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.