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Mrs. Cappelletti from Rocky Mount NC is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Cutting Through Our Kitchen Tasks

Help me give my students new, high quality knife kits and thermometers for their kitchen work stations.

  • $413 goal

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My Students

As a CTE teacher, I have the opportunity to train students in a culinary career. By the time they leave high school, they are prepared to either continue their education in the field or move directly into the workforce.

It is such an inspiration to see the passion that these students are already developing.

My students have a desire to enter the Culinary and Hospitality field as chefs, food service managers, caterers, etc. They look forward to class and are actively involved in not just hands-on labs, but also in studying to earn the nationally recognized ServSafe certification. My students deserve the very highest quality of education and real world learning available to them to help them succeed.

My Project

Our culinary program is being revamped this summer with a whole new curriculum and vision. We are hoping to take what we do to a whole new level. There are a few things that would be great to have to make this possible.

Imagine cutting a potato into french fries.

Knife cuts are the most difficult part of our studies. We need an equipment upgrade in this area. Using older, dull knives can make cutting tasks more difficult and even dangerous. I would like to provide each kitchen workstation a starter knife kit for use in our everyday labs.

We can also use a new set of class thermometers. My students need to be able to measure temperatures of their food for safety and sanitation purposes, and therefore need accurate, properly working thermometers to do this correctly.

Mrs. Cappelletti
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
HQY Professional Knives, Premium Stainless Steel 9 Piece Chefs Knife Set in Case • Amazon Business $40.57 6 $243.42
Meat Thermometer-5.8 inch Long Probe Food Thermometer, Multi-functional Instant Read and Backlit LCD Screen. Good for meat, milk,bbq or anywhere you want to know the temperature. Battery included. • Amazon Business $5.99 5 $29.95
Unicook Cooking Thermometer with Digital Display, Instant Read Thermometer with a Foldable Probe Food Thermometer for Kitchen Cooking BBQ Grilling and More • Amazon Business $3.99 5 $19.95

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