By Lucy Allarie-Gosselin, Berkshire Center
A few Berkshire students are fortunate to have been chosen to participate in this culinary arts program with the top chef of Pearl’s Restaurant in Great Barrington. Only twelve students are accepted into this program and four of them are from the College Internship Program!
BCAP is a partnership between Railroad Street Youth Project, Pearl’s Restaurant and the Red Lion Inn. BCAP is designed to educate and help students explore their interest in the culinary field.
The lucky students are Eric Sundman, Elena Meeker, Matt Everson, and Daniel Sullivan. All four have shown much potential at our Community Suppers and have a lot of desire to learn more about culinary arts.
The first few weeks of this program consists of learning safety skills and knife techniques. After they have mastered these techniques students will start practicing food prepping at Pearl’s Restaurant. Students will learn how to make roux sauces, side dishes and main courses in order to create a complete meal and menu.
The second part of there program, which takes place at the Red Lion Inn, will be to prepare a full meal for 80 people in the community with a “surprise guest chef” from another well-known restaurant.
Congratulations to Eric, Elena, Matt and Daniel and good luck to them!