Students prepare four-course meal for CCISD Board of Trustees

Posted at 5:58 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 19:08:52-05

Seventeen-year-old Courtney Macmurray shared she enjoys cooking.

"We made a jalapeno cheddar buttermilk quick bread earlier, a few weeks ago, and it was pretty good," said Macmurray. 

She created the dish in her Culinary Arts Class.

"I'm in Advanced Culinary. Earlier this year we cooked Ratatouille, like from the movie, and that was pretty cool," said Macmurray. 

In today's class, her assignment at Copperas Cove High School was to create a four-course meal for the annual School Board Appreciation Luncheon.

"It's an event that we get to do every year, and they look forward to it, I look forward to it. It' an honor to be able to celebrate," said Amy Loughran, a culinary arts teacher at Copperas Cove High School.

At least 40 students helped prepare the very special meal and students received a grade based on their performance.

"The theme this year is Planting the Seeds of Success, and so, we wanted to play on that, so we did a very vegetable filled and fruit-filled menu," said Loughran.

"Some of them are a little nervous when they're serving us, but by the end of the meal, they're just pros," said Joan Manning, President of the CCISD Board of Trustees.

Courtney said her favorite part of the day was cooking a good meal.

"And showing them what we can do as a whole," said Courtney.

"It's just such a great opportunity. I think for us to see our students in action and to see what a great job our teachers do," said Manning.

Copperas Cove High School has hosted the luncheon for at least seven years and this year's theme.

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