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Mr. Argento from Brooklyn NY is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Welcome to the Tiger's Den Cafe: Phase 3

Help me give my students induction cooktop burners, nonstick cookware, food processors and more to have a successful student run cafe so that they can be inspired to become master chefs and future owners in culinary arts businesses.

  • $2,861 goal

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Celebrate Black Teachers and Students

This project is part of the Black History Month celebration because it supports a Black teacher or a school where the majority of the students are Black.

My Students

We are a small school with about 160 students. Last year we started up an in-house cafe that allowed us to find new, creative ways to build our students' job skills during school time. The addition of a cafe has inspired our students to become master chefs with the ultimate goal of ownership in culinary arts businesses. In addition, they have been able to apply skills and lessons learned from our curricula including math, economics, nutrition, and biology while also building on their soft skills like customer service and hard skills such as management and inventory. The cafe will allow them to broaden their college and career choices. Now it is time for Phase 3 of the Tigers Den Cafe.

My Project

Phase 3 is about stepping up the game in our student-centered cafe. This project, when fulfilled, will give our students the tools they need to successfully run a true cafe that will support the school and local community. Students will benefit by learning what they will need to have success in a culinary arts business. Sales from the cafe go right back into supporting our students so that they are able to succeed in life.

Phase 3 will be what makes us stand out from other school cafes that exist.

One specific learning outcome is that students will be able to prepare at least one new meal each week. Our students are looking forward to this next step and can't wait to see how these new tools will make a difference in their learning.

Mr. Argento
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Regency 30" x 72" 18-Gauge 304 Stainless Steel Commercial Work Table with 4" Backsplash and Galvanized Undershelf • WebstaurantStore $229.99 4 $919.96
Duxtop 1800W Portable Induction Cooktop Countertop Burner, Black 9100MC/BT-M20B • Amazon Business $67.99 4 $271.96
T-fal Professional Nonstick Cookware Dishwasher Safe Pots and Pans Set, Induction Base, Black • Amazon Business $107.94 2 $215.88
T-fal Professional Nonstick Cookware Dishwasher Safe Pots and Pans Set, Induction Base, Black • Amazon Business $107.94 2 $215.88
Oster FPSTFP1355 2-Speed 10-Cup Food Processor, 500-watt, Black • Amazon Business $39.99 4 $159.96
Salad Spinner,Lettuce Spinner Fruits and Vegetables Dryer Ease for Tastier Salads and Faster Food Prep • Amazon Business $13.99 4 $55.96
Cooler Kitchen Extra Thick Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats with Holes for Hanging and Food Icons & EZ-Grip Waffle Back, (Set of 4) Dishwasher Safe • Amazon Business $8.49 4 $33.96
Good Cook 3-Cup Sifter • Nasco $7.25 4 $29.00
Wilton Recipe Right 17-14 in. x 11-12 in. Cookie Sheet • Nasco $6.95 4 $27.80
Good Cook 3-Piece Nonslip Mixing Bowl Set • Nasco $6.75 4 $27.00
OvenStuff Non-Stick 6 Cup Jumbo Muffin Pan - American-Made, Non-Stick Baking Pans, Easy to Clean and Perfect for Making Jumbo Muffins or Mini Cakes • Amazon Business $6.64 4 $26.56
2 Pack Heat Resistant Silicone Pot Holder Trivet Mats,Heat Proof Hot Pads Flexible Jar Opener, Non Slip Trivet for Hot Dishes,9.25"Diameter Durable Pot Coaster Kitchen Mats (Dark Gray) • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Silicone Bread and Loaf Pans, Non-Stick Silicone Bread Pan, Set of 2 Loaf Pans for Baking Bread, Premium Food Grade Silicone Baking Pans Set, Silicone Bakeware Cake Molds (Dark gray 2pack) • Amazon Business $12.69 2 $25.38
Good Cook Bakeware - 9 in. Pie Pan • Nasco $3.50 4 $14.00
Good Cook Chrome-Plated Masher • Nasco $3.25 4 $13.00
Good Cook Measuring Set • Nasco $2.95 4 $11.80
10" Silicone Spatulas Heat Resistant Non-Stick Flexible Rubber With Solid Stainless Steel Kitchen Essential Gadget Premium Scraper,4 Pack • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
TK45809884T Measuring Spoon Set 14 tsp. 12 tsp. 1 tsp. and 1 tbls Capacity Stainless Steel Gray • Grainger $2.01 4 $8.04
Measuring Cup 8 oz. • Nasco $1.50 4 $6.00

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