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Willowbrook culinary students create dishes from throughout the world

Top: Pictured are Willowbrook students who are enrolled in the school's culinary 3 catering course. On Dec. 19, those students made dishes from Brazil, Thailand and France as part of their first-semester final exam. Bottom left: Willowbrook Library Aide Beata Zawojska and substitute teacher John Price serve as judges to evaluate the dishes created by the culinary 3 catering class. Bottom right: Pictured are some of the dishes students made for the exam.

On Dec. 19, students in Willowbrook’s culinary 3 catering course took their first-semester final exam, which consisted of a unique opportunity to create dishes from throughout the world.

The chefs made food items from Brazil, Thailand and France. Through the experience, they acquired the skills to master techniques such as stewing, pan fry, roasting and more, as well as how to properly use a cooking knife to dice, mince and slice. They also learned key terms such as water bath, fork-tender, al dente, emulsify and more. Staff members served as judges, and students were evaluated on safety and sanitation, food production, presentation and taste/texture.

Dishes included:

Brazil

Thailand

France

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Phone: 630-530-3400 Fax: 630-530-3401
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