On Wheels volunteers were treated to a meal of their own as a special
thank you. The meal was prepared by the Hospitality Foods Co-op and
Culinary Arts 3 students at Sheboygan North High School.
students really worked diligently in days prior to the event in order
to prepare hors d'oeuvres and finger pastry desserts during class
hours. Despite school closings and early release schedules they were
able to prepare for a meal that served about 200 guests," said Karen
Sullivan, North High School culinary instructor.
class, students learned culinary and service skills that could be
transferred to running a catering business, restaurant or entertaining
at home. The menu required some advanced baking and decorating skills
which the students had fun doing, said Sullivan.
menu for the evening included a wide array of treats including Sassy
BBQ Meatballs, teriyaki chicken strips, deviled eggs, miniature
quiches, tortilla spiral canap�s; baked brie with caramelized onions
and mango or cranberry-apple chutney; assorted crackers and pear
slices; artichoke, roasted red pepper and crab spread; spanakopita and
spinach-mushroom puff pastry pinwheels; pita guacamole trees; fresh
fruit; lemon bars; brownies; white chocolate raspberry and turtle
cheesecake bites; holiday cut-out cookies and more.
wasn't until the night of the event that most of the students had the
opportunity to plate their food creations, which were placed on festive
"The students were able to work well as a
team in the spacious kitchen at First United Lutheran Church, where the
event for the volunteers was held," said Sullivan. "They really
appreciated being able to use the dishwasher."
event honored Sheboygan Meals on Wheels Volunteers. The students and
their teacher wanted to help make the event extra special for those who
generously give of their time, all year long, to deliver meals to the
homebound, disabled and elderly of Sheboygan County.
On the night of the event students had the opportunity to serve and converse with the volunteers.
the event, students were excited and had much to say: "That was really
fun. We had a great time. I was surprised to see how it all looked in
the end! It was like working in a restaurant, especially when it got
When Sullivan thanked the students for
all of their hard work that evening, a couple of the senior students
replied, "It was our pleasure!"
"Working with students who exhibit such wonderful caring attitudes is truly a rewarding experience," Sullivan said.