Originally Published: February 24, 2013 9:55 p.m.
Under the direction of instructor Dolisa Pehl, 11 students from the Chino Valley High School Culinary Arts program helped Chef Robert Whatley from the Peridot recently in preparing and serving a meal to nearly 170 Prescott Meals on Wheels volunteers.
The Feb. 16 event marked the third year that the students have assisted in this recognition program for the Prescott Meals on Wheels volunteers, according to a news release from Meals on Wheels.
The Culinary Arts program is a part of the Mountain Institute Joint Technical District. The purpose of the program is to develop skills and practical training for future employment in the food industry.
Students who volunteered for the weekend event were Zane Chapman, Kayden Windsor, Marissa Tafoya, and Miguel Aceves, who helped Whatley prepare the food. They were joined later by Susana Alajandre and Tania Diaz, who set the tables in the banquet hall of the Rowle P. Simmons Community Center. Cassie Little, Caitlyn Ballard, Kaitlin Church, Jade Clark, and Jessi Muha arrived to serve the Meals on Wheels volunteers and special guests.