Quota cooks up a storm for spe­cial needs stu­dents

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

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.

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