Keith Desjardin knows about hungry teens. He’s got 40 of them.
Desjardin is the Culinary Manager and instructor for the Culinary Arts program at Pinkerton Academy. As “his” kids learn to cook and to like the foods they cook, he’s found a need to put them on outside catering jobs in order to help support the program. But they’re putting their skills to work, and kids enjoying the food he’s taught them to make is a problem he’s happy to have.
“We have been doing a lot more business lunches,” Desjardin said. “Those are things we can do during the school day, rather than bring the kids in at night. His students are involved in a number of activities, and it’s trickier to assemble a crew for an evening event. Continue reading