Students of Leo A. Palmiter High School served some very important customers at their Culinary Café on Wednesday, April 26. Members of the Sacramento Breakfast Optimist Club enjoyed a student-prepared breakfast and a special appearance by Sacramento Mayor Jimmie Yee.
Teacher Steve Moe and his students arrived at the campus early Wednesday morning to prepare scrambled eggs, home-fried potatoes, sausage and bacon, toast, juice, and coffee.
Students demonstrated what they have learned through participation in the Culinary Café, a "school to world" project of the Special Services and Education Programs divisions of the Sacramento County Office of Education. The program offers students the opportunity to learn skills necessary for success in the food services profession.
President Jones presented Mayor Yee, Steve Moe and students with keepsake tiles depicting the Optimist Creed. Steve Moe and Brent Jones were each presented with a golf ball autographed by Mayor Yee. Incoming Sacramento Breakfast Optimist Club President Peter Berchtold (right) was surprised during breakfast with a birthday cake.
The Culinary Café offers a reservation-only gourmet lunch each Tuesday and Thursday at 12 noon during the school year. Lunch is $5 and includes a salad, vegetable, dessert, and beverage. Reservations are available by calling (916) 566-2039. The menus are available on the Culinary Café Web page. The Café is located at Palmiter High School (2040 Ethan Way), a Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) campus serving special student populations.
Mayor Yee praised the work of the Culinary Café students, predicting that they would readily find employment in their chosen field. In an interview with KFBK radio news reporter Jennifer Jones, he affirmed, "These students are finding success here."