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Culinary Students Offered Unique Opportunity with Cameron Mitchell Restaurant


LANCASTER, OH – The students in Lancaster High School’s Gales Culinary Arts program have been extended a unique opportunity resulting from their recent community involvement.

On December 19th, the students will be treated to an upscale culinary experience at the Cameron Mitchell restaurant Ocean Club, as well as the opportunity to tour the kitchen, interact with the head chef, and gain a
better understanding of the operations behind a fine dining establishment.

The experience is being made possible through the generosity of Brad Hutchinson, owner of The Mill Event Center in Lancaster, who was impressed by the caliber of work presented by the students during several recent community events.

“The talented students in the Gales Culinary Arts program catered the Breakfast with Santa event in November and the Lancaster Christmas Tree Lighting in early December – both of which impressed Mr. Hutchinson,” said Gales Culinary program’s Chef Jeffrey Cecil. “As a result, Mr. Hutchinson graciously offered to arrange and provide an amazing experience at the Ocean Club for the students.”

Lancaster City Schools Superintendent Nathan Hale said he is pleased to see the hard work and talent displayed by the culinary students recognized.

“Any time students can gain insight into a possible career it is beneficial,” Hale said. “The fact that this opportunity arose because of the talent they already have exhibited makes the experience that much more meaningful. It’s something these kids will always remember.”

“I firmly believe dining out should be part of the educational experience for culinary students and professionals alike,” Chef Cecil said. “I hope this experience inspires the students. It is well-deserved.”

The Gales Culinary Arts program prepares students for advanced entry into culinary school or entry-level jobs in the hospitality industry. Students learn basic cooking and knife skills, as well as methods for preparing a variety of
foods. The program focuses on the hands-on practice of academic, technical, and leadership skills. For more information, visit www.lancaster.k12.oh.us.