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Culinary Arts Students Help Salvation Army with Thanksgiving Meal

Robert Ihle’s and Caitlin Kuchharski’s Culinary Arts students, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, continue with a holiday tradition that helps out the community. 

The Lockport Salvation Army delivered 50 turkeys to the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ center for the students to roast, carve and prepare for their Thanksgiving dinner as they have over the last several years. “We really enjoy doing this for a number of reasons,” says Mr. Ihle.  “Not only do the students get valuable skills on how to prepare the bird, they are giving back to the community and ensuring that those less fortunate are able to enjoy a traditional holiday meal.  We are always glad to help out.”

This year the students also made homemade stuffing and gravy to feed over 300 guests.

students carving turkeys

Students cutting up turkeys and putting in tins