RHS Culinary Academy at the Farm-to-Fork Festival

RHS Culinary Academy at Rosemont High

Five students spent an entire day at the Farm to Fork Festival at the Capitol Mall on Saturday, 9/26. The students engaged the public in pasta making activities. Kurt Spataro, Chef for Paragary Restaurant Group, stopped by to watch the students in action. Ravin Patel, Executive Chef for the Selland Family Restaurants, enjoyed watching his family have fun making pasta with our culinary students.  Event organizers estimate this year’s attendance at 50,000 people. Our students did an amazing job interacting with the public.  Slow Food Sacramento donated part of their booth space to make this opportunity possible for our students.

On Tuesday five RHS Culinary Academy seniors were guests of the Sacramento Speaker Series to see Michael Pollan give the first talk of the 2015 – 2016 season. The seniors sat in on a student-only, “Share the Vision”, Q&A event with Pollan and then attended the public lecture. Michael Pollan discussed issues regarding the “Western Diet” and included topics such as the importance of culture and cooking from scratch. 

Common Vision arrived at Rosemont Wednesday morning. This organization specializes in planting orchards at schools across the state. Green Academy 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students learned about planting fruit trees, discussed issues regarding food, and made garden art.  Seniors cooked snacks for the Common Vision volunteers. Students from the new autism program on campus joined in to participate. By the end of the day a new orchard consisting of 15 fruit trees and garden signs were installed within the Rosemont garden. This event connected the three Green Academy pathway themes of “Urban Ag, Food, and the Environment”.