School & Family Magazine Newstand Frisco ISD November 2017 - Page 7

Chef Sara Hosford demonstrates how to make gougères for her culinary students. DINE AT SAVEUR Located inside the Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center 9889 Wade Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75035 reinforce fundamentals at the CTE Center – from knife skills to the importance of a clean kitchen – and build from there. Students train in a professional-grade kitchen with a large collection of recipes and fresh ingredients. They learn front of the house and back of the house opera- tions, from pastry and baking to catering and customer service. The menu at Saveur is seasonal and as the school year progresses, students are given less and less time to learn how to prepare all of the items on the menu. “Students get three weeks to learn the fall menu, two weeks for the winter menu and one week for the spring menu,” Hosford said. “By the spring, I just hand them the menu and they should be able to figure it out. They are ready by then to handle it.” The hands-on experience is a key com- ponent of career and technical education. “We rely on having customers for lunch each day we’re open,” Hosford said. “After all, they’re part of the curriculum. From taking guests’ orders to preparing and serving their meals, it’s all part of the day’s lesson for our students and they need customers to practice on. We hope community members will come give us a try.” n Culinary students learn knife skills as part of curriculum. They also learn that the first step to mashed potatoes is peeling and chopping. Open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on select Wednesdays and Thursdays View the menu at schools.friscoisd.org/spc/cte/home Reservations are required. Call or email 469.633.6780 or zempkes@friscoisd.org to reserve your spot. FOCUS | 7