In October, Culinary Arts students from the Wayne Technical and Career Center (WTCC) volunteered at the 5th Annual Recipe for a CURE Sunday Brunch held at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside.
Thirty Culinary Arts students worked alongside children cancer patients and Chefs from the American Culinary Federation to serve over 500 guests. Guests were treated to various stations including: baked goods, breakfast burrito, carving (pork and turkey), dessert (ice cream, candy), fruit, omelet, pasta, salad, seafood (smoked salmon, shrimp and rice) and waffle.
The brunch and silent auction raised over $60,000 for the CURE Childhood Cancer Association. The CURE Childhood Cancer Association is focused on meeting the emotional, social, financial and educational needs of children diagnosed with cancer and chronic blood disorders.
WTCC Culinary Arts student, Lianetsy Ramos of Newark, shared her enthusiasm for the event.
“The exciting part was when all the diagnosed children got to help out and participate at the stations serving the people,” she said. “Averie Riel and I got to work at the candy station with two young girls ages 8 and 9. This event was a great experience for me because seeing those kids not letting something like cancer stop them from having fun and enjoying themselves is the greatest thing in the world. I definitely look up to them for being so brave and strong and there’s no other place I would’ve rather been than making those kids happy.”
WTCC instructors are Chef Brad Yearwood, Beth Whitehouse and Lisa Lipp. Students who participated are: Clyde-Savannah: Shaquan Haskins; Gananda: Noah Henderson, Hannah Langley, Alyssa Staryszak, Nathan Teeter; Marion: Ashely Milke, Deanna Milke, Taylor Sparrow, Chelsea Wemesfelder; Newark: Alexis Barber, Cheyenne DeTaeye, Haley Marzan, Darcianne Orbaker, Maria Purkiss, Lianetsy Ramos; North Rose-Wolcott: Jamie Clement, Russell Hubright, Tessa Jackson, Zachery Lester; Palmyra-Macedon: Orion Vandemark, Brina Wentz; Red Creek: Cassidie Jones; Wayne: Alexis Best, Kristen Huffman, Averie Riel; and Williamson: Caleb Cook, Felecia Jones, Brandon Lucieer.