Quota cooks up a storm for special needs students
QUOTA International of Whitsunday took to the kitchen at the weekend, hosting the third Chef de Quota program for special needs students.
Held at the Cannonvale TAFE, the initiative promoted shopping, budgeting and cooking skills with an emphasis on hygiene through one-on-one mentoring.
Ten students from Bowen, Collinsville, Proserpine and Cannonvale completed a food handling course on Friday before the budding Masterchefs hit the kitchen on Saturday.
Kitted out in chef’s whites, the students flexed their culinary muscle, making pasta, sauces, focaccia bread and bruschetta before dining out on their homemade carbonara.
The Whitsunday Quota group is part of an international service organisation that assists the hearing impaired and disadvantaged women and children.
Whitsunday Quota’s project is a continuation of the 2010 award-winning project that assists kids with disabilities in promoting a positive image of special needs people.
Chef de Quota is a joint project of Proserpine State High School, Work Connections, the Barrier Reef Institute of TAFE and Quota International of Whitsunday.
CHEFS IN THE MAKING: Cody Brown, Nicky Dyer and Cody McCarthy practice making bread during QUOTA's cooking class on Saturday morning.