Reality Star teaches Culinary Arts at Rockbridge High School

1 decade 4 years 1 week ago Friday, November 04 2005 Nov 4, 2005 Friday, November 04, 2005 7:31:01 PM CST November 04, 2005 in News

It looks like a busy night in a restaurant kitchen  but this kitchen is a classroom -and the students are enrolled in culinary arts at rock bridge high school. (Stand up)

High school students no longer have to take home ec  but they do have to choose what's called a pratical art  and there's a big demand for culinary arts.

"We probably have over 500 students trying to enroll into the classes, but there's just not enough room. We don't have enough instructors, so we're packed full," said Brook Harlan Culinary Arts Instructor. Harlan was on the summer cable reality series: "The Next Food Network Star".

Full is about 250 students each year in the Columbia school district. Now he's working with students who have similar goals.

"My brother and his wife are both chefs and I really want to pursue this,"  said Scott Saser a Culinary Arts student at Rockbridge High School.

It's actually putting into a restaurant setting a restaurant kitchen-like setting and you working with the equipment that you have in the industryand with the facs classes its more what you have in the homes.

 And that restaurant style sizzle is bringing new life to an old skill.

 Columbia Missouri has an annual culinary arts competition in which students can win a $1,000 scholarship to the Culinary Arts school of their choice. Last year's winner was a student from Rock Bridge.

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