Rusty Bucket Mentors the Culinary Arts Program

May 28, 2012


We are very fortunate to have local businesses supporting our students. A few weeks ago, the Culinary Art class took a field trip to the Rusty Bucket where they learned tips and tricks from industry professionals. General Manager, Bill Everett and Regional Chef, Rick Lindeboom spoke to the students and shared their experiences.

Rusty Bucket is a supporter of ProStart, a program our students participate in through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Rick understands what students learn and the competencies they have to pass through ProStart, so he would rather hire someone who is ProStart certified than someone who hasn’t been put to the test by the ProStart program. Rick will also be helping our students prepare for competitions next year, offering ideas for creativity, plating, and presentation.

When asked what they learned, DACC Culinary students said:

“Everything. Balancing life and work” – Galen Eger

“It takes a lot of confidence to succeed in this industry, so you should explore and grow as you go along. I was so excited to hear them talk.” Paa Oduro

“I was interested to hear how it’s up to you to keep finding new ways to make the job interesting and exciting. When I show up to work, I’m in charge of my own attitude.” – Celina Nader

And according to Culinary Arts Instructor, Mrs. Bace, “I’m really glad they reaffirmed everything I teach these students, such as food costing and pinching pennies. It really hit home to hear these messages from someone besides their teacher.”

Related Links:
Learn more about the Culinary Arts program
See photos of the Culinary Arts students in action
Learn more about ProStart
Learn more about the Rusty Bucket