How Dean’s Culinary Program is Making a Difference During This Pandemic

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Alexa Moran, Herald Staff

This pandemic has caused a serious decline in people not having access to the best foods for their families. Dean campus has taken initiative by using their skills to begin making meals throughout the day in which students and their families can purchase with very low and affordable prices. The Culinary department has done an amazing job at creating these delicious meals. Calling it “Thursday Thrills,” this program was created by students on the campus. The recent menu consisted of pickled veggies, grilled chicken, chili, empanadas, and more. These services are running from Monday through Thursday from 12:00–2:30. They are making sure to follow the health protocols carefully to remain safe and healthy during these difficult times. 

Dean has provided so many different options for students to choose from that has caused them to keep coming for more. One student stated, “I am not in culinary anymore but when I used to be, preparing and serving for the teachers was the best part about being in culinary. Everything was always so good and if we were serving things that we have not tried before it was always fun learning how to make the dishes. From scratch and then trying them at the end”. This really shows how this program really provides students to seek more and experience new things. To create new things that they may be unsure of but then lead to an amazing outcome. Personally I think Dean has done an amazing job at making these foods but more importantly to serve the public. It is a really good way to get students involved in bettering the community and being confident in the kitchen. Continuing to give students this guidance can really lead them to great opportunities in their future.