The Brook Catering Co. at Willowbrook provides students with real-world culinary experience

On Feb. 29, The Brook Catering Co. (which is comprised of Willowbrook culinary students) hosted a luncheon for staff members.

The event took place in the school’s Willows Dining Room and featured:

  • A pear salad with balsamic vinegar and walnuts and a slice of freshly baked French bread

  • An entrée of chicken and broccoli pasta (or without chicken for the vegetarian option) and a baked sweet potato served with creamy butter  

  • A dessert of carrot cake, with a topping of rich cream cheese frosting

To watch a video of the event, click on the video above. To view a photo gallery from the event, see the images below.

Through The Brook Catering Co., students enrolled in Culinary Arts 3 – Catering learn about event planning, scaling recipes, ordering groceries, figuring costs in a lab setting and working with clients to determine themes and menus. The course prepares students for careers in the food service industry, catering and nutrition/menu planning. Students in this program earn dual credit, have an honors option and are certified ServSafe safety and sanitation managers. The Brook Catering Co. provides service for many events within the school, as well as throughout the community. For more information, go to