The Crave Café at the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy recently had their first open night for the 2019-2020 school year. More than 150 people showed up in the three hours it was open.
The goal of the Crave Café is teaching students how to operate a successful restaurant in a real-world setting.
The Crave Café also allows the community to get involved and takes the student’s learning to a completely different level.
“Opening night for the Crave Café was simply outstanding,” said Chef Cody Hayes. “What I love most about this is how well our community supports our aspiring chefs and how much pride our students have in making this happen.”
Hannah Merrill, a junior at Rockwall HS, was in charge of designing the menu and is head of the dessert team. She admits to having a few butterflies before the big opening event.
“With every good burger comes a milkshake, right? With an estimate of about 150 people coming, I was a bit nervous about how I would handle all those milkshakes,” said Merrill. “When our big night came, I was very confident in our work, but I still had some butterflies. With the help of my team, we were able to deliver delicious food in a timely manner. We had a blast and are so happy to have accomplished our first Crave Café dinner.”
“They were true professionals and embodied what this program stands for: humility, dedication and sacrifice,” said Chef Hayes “They were literally beaming with pride all evening.”
All funds that are raised directly go back to the culinary program for future student projects.
Did you miss out on this event? You’re in luck because they open once a month all school year long.
The Crave Café is open the following dates from 5:30-8:30 p.m.:
October 25, 2019
November 8, 2019
December 6, 2019
January 17, 2020
February 14, 2020
March 27, 2020
April 17, 2020
Information Courtesy of Rockwall ISD