Washington County Technical High School a "leader" in the Catering Business

Pictured are (Back row L to R): Chef Tammy Twigg, and students Bryce Shoemaker, David Cunningham, Nicklas Kendle. Front row (L to R): Rebecca Junkins, Rebecca Hose, Mrs. Kim Lowery and Mrs. Linda Reeder.)



Washington County Technical High School a "leader" in the Catering Business

(Hagerstown): A team of students from the Culinary Arts Program at the Washington County Technical High School (WCTHS) provided catering services to Leadership Washington County at a holiday party last week.
The culinary arts program is just one of 17 programs offered at the WCTHS. The culinary arts program at the WCTHS is one of the few culinary programs in the state of Maryland that is accredited by the American Culinary Federation. ACF accreditation is the "Blue Ribbon" recognition program for secondary culinary programs. The program prepares students for an exciting career in the hospitality industry.
"The food received rave reviews as did the level of customer service," said Cindy Kalkbrenner, executive director of Leadership Washington County. "I'd like to use the WCTHS students for every event we host. They are that good!"
The menu included:
Steak Au Poivre
Hot crab and artichoke dip w/ fresh baguette
Cooked and Vegetable Sushi
Blue Cheese cranberry spread / crackers
Assorted festive desserts
Washington County Technical High School offers 27 different academic courses and 15 different career and technology programs. These programs prepare students for professional technical careers based on current industry skill standards. Enrollment is open to qualified eleventh and twelfth grade students, and tuition paying adults.
Said, Jeffrey E. Stouffer, principal of WCTHS, "Many of the successful workers, business persons, and leaders in our community are past graduates of WCTHS programs. Employers want young professionals who can read a technical manual, write a report, communicate with supervisors and co-workers, and use problem solving skills to make wise decisions and I am proud to say that the students who graduate from WCTHS can do all of those things."