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Farmers Market visits VES

To celebrate World Food Day on October 16, Chartwells hosted a Farmers Market at Vernon Elementary School. Chartwells provided a majority of the fruits and vegetables. Main Street Market in Chipley donated bananas and Chapmans Produce in Tallahassee donated apples and potatoes. 
Students were each given $2.00 in Jacket Funds to spend at the market. Each student had the opportunity to purchase two items from the Farmers Market. Students purchased a total of 120 lbs of apples, 80 lbs of cucumbers, 80 lbs of bananas, 40 lbs of potatoes, 40 lbs of yellow squash, and 40 lbs of oranges. VES would like to thank Chartwells, Main Street Market, and Chapmans Produce for hosting this event and providing this experience for our students. 

CHS Culinary Arts Students visit Keiser University

CHS Culinary Arts Students visit Keiser University   

Seven Chipley High School Culinary students under the direction of Sandra Solger were selected to participate in a hands- on workshop at Keiser University in Tallahassee during the month of October. The students rotated through French Cuisine sessions.  The focus of the workshop was to introduce and use a variety of basic techniques and skills including but not limited to knife skills, cooking and baking methods in order to produce a variety of traditional French dishes and desserts. All participants and advisors were treated with lunch from what the students had prepared. Each student received a chef coat along with an introduction of what Keiser University has to offer in the way of Culinary and Hospitality careers. All interested students were asked to write a short paragraph as to why they wanted to participate in this event and the following were chosen: Hailey Durrance, Keegan Welch, Natalie Hamm, Ella Page, Krista Shores, Alyssa Oldaker, and Ashleigh Hicks.

The Culinary Program at CHS is in it's first year and will become a three-year two-certification program over the next three years. This first year program focuses on the history of the food service industry and careers in that industry. Also covered are safety in the workplace; employability skills; leadership/teamwork skills; care and use of commercial culinary equipment; basic food science; basic nutrition; and following recipes in food preparation labs.