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Mrs. Chef Shute from Troy AL is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Cooking from the Heart!

My students need great equipment to produce great food! Bon a petite!

  • $1,159 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students walk into our classroom every day full of life, ready to learn, and excited for what is in store for them that day. I want them to know I believe in them and they can do anything.

I teach at a Title I high school in Alabama where 87 percent of our students are on a free or reduced lunch plan.

Despite so many hardships, my students are eager to learn and do their best. They want to be in school because they want to learn all they can be successful one day.

As a teacher, it is my responsibility to make sure that I am giving my students the best opportunities to acquire new knowledge and skills related to my subject matter but also knowledge and skills they need on a daily basis.

My Project

All these products have a home already! Each product ordered is for using in our culinary lab. My program is a simulated workplace, where students are taught the skills necessary to find a job in the culinary field. To help keep our culinary lab sanitized properly, the HACCP Kit has many cleaning items in it to help keep items/places in the kitchen sanitized properly e.g., the cooking thermometers, the sanitizing sink of the three compartments sink to a safe level, countertops, as well as posters with important safety measures, for keeping food safe. My students will use the knives for learning knife skills as well as the different sizes/kinds of cuts and the purpose of each cut. The food processor will be used for cutting fruits and vegetables to make them consistent in size, easy to eat and, eye appealing. The French Fry Cutter will be used for making zucchini fries, sweet potato fries, and cucumber slices. My students will see that cutting them with the cutter keeps them uniform in size and does not waste product. These products will be well used to learn the skills necessary to work in the Foodservice industry. The products I chose items used in commercial kitchens, and I want my students to get the full effect of working with commercial equipment. Thank you for your consideration! My students and I are grateful for this opportunity.

Mrs. Chef Shute
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TK14389666T HACCP Kit • Grainger $249.48 1 $249.48
TK14389657T Food Processor • Grainger $211.60 1 $211.60
TK14389661T 13-18 6 Piece Knife Glass Block Set Knife Set Black • Grainger $194.64 1 $194.64
TK14389656T Metal French Fry Cutter with 14 Cut Size • Grainger $102.92 1 $102.92
TK14389655T 8-12L Stainless Steel Size 24 Disher Red • Grainger $38.96 1 $38.96

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