Arc of the Bay students put culinary skills into action

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Arc of the Bay students put their culinary training into action Tuesday.

Arc of the Bay's culinary students prepared and served lunch for the Haney School Advisory Committee. (WJHG/WECP)

They helped cook and serve lunch for the Haney Technical School advisory committee.

Arc of the Bay is an adult training program for people with disabilities.

The program helps them get jobs by teaching them workplace skills.

Arc of the Bay's culinary program director says this is important for people with disabilities.

"A lot of the students we have never picked up a knife, have never boiled water, you know they just never were exposed to it, so this way they've learned a lot. They've baked, they've cooked and I just think it gives them a sense of [independence]," said Develyn Davis, Culinary Program Director, Arc of the Bay.

One of the leaders with the Haney School Advisory Committee says they are glad they could help build the confidence of these culinary students.

"I think it builds confidence for them to come out in the public and actually serve their food that they created and actually have people enjoy it," said Tyler Watkins, School Advisory Committee, Haney Technical School.

The Arc of the Bay culinary students will have a graduation at the end of December.

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