GREENUP -- Cumberland High School's Commercial Foods Class recently traveled to Champaign to attend Food Industry Day.
Food Industry Day was organized by Adam Wisinewski of Breakfast, Life, and Dinner and hosted by Neil Street Blues Restaurant owner Gayle Starks.
The purpose of the trip was to expose the students to a variety of careers in the food industry. The day started with a tour of the Neil Street Blues Restaurant, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of people in various food related careers. Next, the students were given a food preparation task to make Philly Cheese Steak egg rolls that were deep-fried for appetizers to their meal. Then Adam demonstrated knife safety and skills by cutting onions in various ways before they enjoyed lunch prepared by Chef Glass.
The people graciously volunteering their time for the event were: Adam Wisnewski of Breakfast, Life, and Dinner, personal cook/cooking coach; Christina Campbell of Tastefully Done, personal cook; Gayle Starks of Neil Street Blues Restaurant, owner; Christina Glass of Neil Street Blues Restaurant, chef; Jessica Hannah, marketing and social media professional for Neil Street Blues Restaurant; John Williams, farm manager of Sola Gratia Farm; and Leah Bodine of Blue Dragonfly Catering, owner and chef
Students attending were Dylan Abbott, Kendra Boswell, Emily Carl, Michael Carpenter, Emily Michels, Mykal Gentry, Logan Quigley, Rylan Smith, Zane Wellbaum, Zach Wolke, and Logan Morgan.