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Cruisin' With My Foodies: A Delicious Grant Update

Greetings Cuero ISD Education Foundation supporters!

We are thrilled to share an exciting update from Cuero High School teacher, Laura Notaro, regarding the grant funded last school year. This grant has brought forth a whirlwind of culinary adventures for Cuero High School students, thanks to your generous contributions.

Let's dive into the flavorful journey unfolding at Cuero High School.

The Culinary Institute of America Experience: Flavors of Mexico and Beyond

Through the grant provided by the Cuero ISD Education Foundation, Cuero High School students have been given the extraordinary opportunity to explore the world of culinary arts at the renowned Culinary Institute of America. From hands-on classes to culinary competitions and demonstrations, the Institute offers a spectrum of enriching experiences.

Scheduled for May 8th, students will be immersing themselves in a four-hour culinary class titled "Flavors of Mexico and Beyond." This promises to be an engaging session where they'll not only learn from professional chefs but also get hands-on experience in a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Following the class, a campus tour will further ignite their passion for the culinary profession.

Thanks to the grant, students will be equipped with aprons from the Institute, ensuring they dive into their culinary adventures fully prepared. Additionally, transportation arrangements, including booking a bus and driver, have been made to ensure a smooth and enjoyable trip.

Beyond the Classroom: A Plate Fundraiser and Big Lou's Pizza Adventure

Laura Notaro and her students are not stopping there. They've taken their culinary journey beyond the classroom by organizing a plate fundraiser to finance a dinner excursion to Big Lou's Pizza in San Antonio. This hands-on approach to fundraising allows students to delve into menu planning, budgeting, portion management, and event execution—a comprehensive learning experience that extends far beyond the kitchen.

Furthermore, they plan to seize the opportunity to tour the restaurant's kitchen, adding an extra layer of insight into the workings of a professional culinary environment. To proudly represent Cuero High School, a custom-designed T-shirt has been created for the event, ensuring they stand out as ambassadors of culinary excellence.

"I am beyond impressed with them! I have several kids who really want to pursue a future as a chef and are very excited about field trip," said CHS teacher Laura Notaro about her students.

Looking Ahead: Continuous Growth and Expansion

Laura Notaro reflects on the journey thus far and looks ahead to future endeavors. Despite the challenges of scheduling amidst a busy spring season, she remains dedicated to providing enriching experiences for her students. Plans are already in motion to secure future events, with lessons learned this year guiding her towards earlier bookings and expanded opportunities.

Join Us in Celebration

As we celebrate the success of this grant-funded initiative, the Cuero ISD Education Foundation extends an invitation to all board members to attend a kitchen lab day at Cuero High School. Witness firsthand the passion and dedication of our students as they embark on their culinary adventures.

In closing, we express our deepest gratitude to the Cuero ISD Education Foundation for making these transformative experiences possible. Together, we are nurturing the next generation of culinary talent and empowering students to pursue their passions.

Stay tuned for more updates as Cuero High School continues to cook up success!

The Cuero ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit tax-exempt organization that shares a mission of enhancing opportunities for Cuero public schools by working to increase private and corporate support for educational activities, supporting activities not funded by tax dollars, fostering creative approaches to education through private grants and involvement, and awarding Foundation funds through a volunteer Board of Directors made up of business, community and educational leaders.

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