Monday, December 12, 2011

BABH Charity Lunch N'Brunch at Niagara College - 12 December 2011

I have been impressed with the work of the students in Niagara College's Bachelor of Business Hospitality (BABH) program as can be seen in this post so when I was told about their upcoming Lunch N'Brunch, I asked if we could purchase a few tickets and attend. The answer was "yes" and so off we went for a lunch.

We had previously asked a BABH student (Stacey) if she would be open and able to take one of our video cams and video some of the goings on in the kitchen. She sought  permission and then agreed. Thanks Stacey for the behind the scene insight.

This was a graded event for the students so I was delighted to see the video showing the students enjoying their activities. In my experience, this is in no small part due to the attitude of their instructors. Good, calm instructors create a good, calm environment and the students echo this.

So we sat down for the luncheon. We were seated with an interesting family of 8 who were there supporting the cause and their daughter / granddaughter / sister / neice. Nice people having a good time.

 It is nice to see students actually doing something with their hands and heads, actually creating something and putting their product out for consumption and criticism. Here is the video and stills from the event. 

Bouche - Smoked Salmon
1st Course - Local Butternut Squash Soup

1st Course - Classic Caesar Salad
 2nd Course - Vegetable Lasagna

2nd Course - Chicken Supreme

2nd Course - Roasted Striploin of Beef
Dessert - Creme Caramel
Dessert - Carrot Cake
Some Attendees, Students and Staff 
 I would like to thank the staff and students at Niagara College for inviting us to the event and for a very enjoyable meal and experience.

The students are welcome to use any of the material in this post to further their culinary careers. I wish them all the best in their professional futures.