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Mrs. Woodruff from Paducah KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Student-Run Cafe Needs New Equipment to Tickle the Tastebuds

My students need an indoor grill and sandwich presses to use in the student-run cafe.

  • $373 goal

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My Students

At our school we serve over 2200 students from all backgrounds and students in my classes range from moderate/severe special needs students to AP students and valedictorians.

Students in my high school culinary classes are learning technical and employability skills that will help them as future employees, managers, and entrepreneurs in the hospitality and culinary industries and other career paths in the future in both the classroom and lab settings.

Our school gives students the opportunity to explore many career pathways before leaving high school so students are better equipped to make choices about their future after high school. My classes are a part of the Career and Technical Education department where students will learn skills for daily life and future careers.

My Project

Students in my more advanced culinary classes run a cafe as a student-led enterprise. Students plan menus, take orders, cook, and serve the teachers during lunch in order to gain work experience in the culinary industry without having to leave school.

In order to explore new techniques and menu options, students have asked for an indoor grill and sandwich presses in order to plan a wider variety of food that meet the needs of their cafe customers.

Having these new grills and presses will give these students experience with more equipment and techniques used in the culinary industry. They will have the ability to explore current trends in the world of hospitality management.

Mrs. Woodruff
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 65 students.

6 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Cuisinart GR-4N 5-in-1 Griddler, Silver, Black Dials • Amazon Business $65.27 3 $195.81
George Foreman 15-Serving Indoor/Outdoor Electric Grill, Silver, GGR50B • Amazon Business $86.99 1 $86.99

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