The Oct. 25 delivery
followed a September food run to Lutheran Hospital to say “thank
you” to doctors and nurses.
The students partnered
with Lucky’s Café in Tremont on the goodwill project. The
restaurant donated soup containers as part of its ongoing effort
to support medical professionals during the COVID-19
of Parma covered the costs for the most recent batch of soup,
while Zeppe’s Tavern in Newbury Township donated supplies
for the apple turnovers.
The banquet class focuses
on cooking for large groups and typically hosts fundraising
dinners for local nonprofits for training opportunities.
Restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak, however, upended
plans for those events.
Goodwill projects filled
the void, said Ky-Wai Wong, an assistant professor at
Tri-C’s Hospitality Management Center of Excellence who leads
Aside from teaming with
Lucky’s Café on two meals for Lutheran Hospital, the class
also has made lunches for the West Side Catholic Center
and cooked up a BBQ dinner for the College’s annual giving
“The students are getting
the experience they need in the kitchen while helping someone at
the same time,” Wong said. “These are important lessons in more
ways than one.”
The banquet class adds to
the community-minded activities from the culinary program this
fall. Tri-C’s student-run restaurant, Alere, has been making
meals twice a week for the St. Malachi Parish Back Door