CPAVTS Culinary Catering @ Hershey Country Club
Cumberland Perry AVTS Culinary students were invited to cater an event many want to attend at the Hershey Country Club. Culinary students were requested to cook for 367 members of the American Culinary Federation, Police, and golfers. This 28th annual Golf Outing benefits the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association.
Cumberland Perry AVTS had 28 students prepare the menu for this special event. Four apprentice students from Hershey Entertainment, and four students from Lebanon County Career and Technology Center, also contributed culinary expertise. Students were able to collaborate with many top notch Hershey ACF Chefs, and perform in a state of the art commercial kitchen. All of the menu food items were donated and students applied their cooking techniques to a variety of ingredients that are unique.
Students were able to prepare menu items in advance, such as fabricating the New York strip steak for the dinner course. The lunch menu that consisted of chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausage, and various salads was much easier than the dinner preparation of grilling a whopping 398 steaks. For the dinner menu, students set up a pasta station, cheese station, prepared green beans, corn, baked potatoes, fresh shucked oysters, fruit salad, and various cakes.
Students who participated in this event learned the true value of team work in a kitchen, on a specific time schedule, with guest satisfaction being the priority.