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Washougal High School culinary students serve up meals at food fair

The Columbian
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WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School.
WASHOUGAL: Justus Taylor and Owen Wilkerson make food for the food fair at Washougal High School. Photo Gallery

WASHOUGAL — Washougal High School culinary students nearly had the experience of a real high-end restaurant kitchen at an outdoor food fair on May 27.

Student teams from the Intro to Culinary class worked together to prepare and “sell” various menu items. Staff and family waited in the school’s common area, where they were given “fun money” to buy meals such as street tacos, sliders, nachos and yogurt parfait. Then the guests provided feedback on customer service, cleanliness and presentation.

Later, a second Intro to Culinary class offered their creations, and the next day the baking class had a chance to offer their meals.

“I am very proud of the students,” chef Brenda Hitchins, culinary teacher, said in a news release. “I did not get as much time with them this year as I would have liked, but they rose to the challenge today. They pushed their boundaries and were able to see what they could do.”

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