Northeast Technology Center (NTC ) Culinary Arts students recently had the honor of assisting top chefs in a unique event - the Odyssey de Culinaire.  On Thursday, August 14, five Oklahoma City chefs gathered at the Tulsa Southern Hills Country Club to prepare a delicious six-course meal for the Odyssey de Culinaire benefit dinner. The event was designed to raise money for students, teachers, high schools, and technology centers that are implementing the nationally-used ProStart curriculum.  The chefs were helped by selected high school students who are currently active in ProStart schools.

Three NTC Culinary Arts students were chosen to work with the chefs.  Nicole Easter of Grove and Arin Way of Quapaw assisted Chef Christine Dowd. Trevor Baker of Claremore assisted Chef Joseph Royer, creating the dessert of bittersweet chocolate and ancho chile pave. 

Nicole and Arin are students at Afton NTC and were accompanied by their instructor, Jenean Perryman. Ms. Perryman is proud of her students and glad they got to experience this event at Southern Hills.

Trevor attends Pryor NTC and was accompanied by his instructor, Karen Wilson. Ms. Wilson commented on her student’s accomplishment and the event. “Trevor did an excellent job. It was a great experience to work with chefs of such caliber. It gives students a chance to broaden their horizons.”

The event was definitely a success. The students gained a valuable learning experience, and the attendees enjoyed an impressive dinner.