Friday, September 11, 2009

Proposition S Funds New Culinary Teaching Facility

Thanks to an $845,211 Career and Technical Education Modernization Grant from the State School Facility Program and matching funds from Prop. S, Garfield High School’s Culinary Arts Program is getting a much-needed makeover.

Classes are now being offered in an old-fashioned home economics classroom, which wasn’t designed for today’s career-focused culinary programs. The new facility, with 2,680 square feet, is a professional-grade kitchen, complete with walk-in freezer and cooler, and indoor dining area, plus another 2,920 square feet outside for a covered outdoor cafĂ©. The project is scheduled to be completed in March 2010, when 180 Garfield High School students will be able to enjoy their new learning space.

For more information about the Garfield Culinary Arts Program, please call Principal Jolie Pickett at (619) 525-2059. For more information on Prop.S, call (619) 725-7252.

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