Culinary Arts News

On Monday, May 2, Ms. Bree Bennett's Appling County High School (ACHS) Culinary Arts II (Level 3) class participated in a Restaurant Industry Tour with Chick-Fil-A Food Truck!  Food Truck Director Sarah Bullard discussed the daily operations of the truck.  This included the morning and evening food and equipment prep of the food truck at the home base Chick-Fil-A, the traveling and location setup of the food truck, the fryers, refrigerators, sinks, generators and toasters used on the food truck, and the staff needed to run the food truck.  She discussed Chick-Fil-A's business philosophy of working hard, being good stewards of food, money and time,  and how all parts of the corporation are customer centered.  Curt Landrum, kitchen supervisor, demonstrated how to prepare the fried chicken using the refrigerated batter stations, fryers, and hot holding food trays.  He also discussed the proper techniques used to get perfect coverage on the chicken and how the fryers are designed for traveling with hot oil.  He also showed the students how the chicken, milk, and flour is kept extremely cold throughout the entire process until it is dropped into the fryer.  Summer Powell, food quality and safety supervisor discussed how to use the equipment to toast the buns and prep the sandwiches and fries for service.  She also discussed the importance washing hands, wearing hairnets and gloves for food service, using high standards of sanitation from start to finish when preparing food for service, and the importance of practicing safety inside and outside the food truck with the workers and guests.  The ACHS Culinary Arts students learned valuable employability skills, as well as culinary arts skills needed for the classroom.  The students had a wonderful time and learned so much about running a food truck business.  

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