In depth look at Culinary Academy

Students learn the proper procedure in a kitchen.

Mari Faufata-Pedrina, reporter

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Anthony Cabrera is the culinary teacher for McKinley High School. Cabrera teaches his students kitchen safety, cleaning skills, knife skills, etc. Cabrera does cooking demonstrations and the students cook three to five times per quarter.

“Culinary is fun,” Cabrera said.

He said that students should take culinary class if they want to work in the culinary field in the future. 

Anthony Cabrera is a culinary teacher.

Junior Kayla Murayama is a student in culinary class.

Junior Kayla Murayama is a student in culinary class. Murayama is taking culinary class because she wants to learn how to cook and bake. Her goal is to remember recipes and how to do the steps without the instructions.

 Murayama learned many things during culinary class, such as how to make rice crispy pancakes and is now learning how to do soups.

“Culinary to me is cooking, learning the tools, the rules of the kitchen and the safety of cooking and the kitchen,” she said.

 Sophomore Sairin Skinny is also a student in culinary class. Skinny is blind and she is taking a culinary class because she wants to reach her goal to be more independent and learn how to cook on her own. Students work in groups in cooking class. Each person has a different job. Skinny mostly watches her group cook, or she washes dishes or reads the ingredients to her group members.  Pat Kim is a helper who works with Skinny in culinary class.

Sophomore Sairin Skinny is a student in culinary class.

  “Ms. Pat helps with the notes and makes sure I have the right answers and she also helps me find things that I need. Mr. Cabrera helps me by telling my fellow group members how they are able to help me with the culinary class,” she said. 

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