05 Feb 2015

Students host legislative luncheon

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MDCC culinary arts student Latonya Warren of Indianola, Miss., poses with Rep. Sarah Thomas (D-Indianola) at the legislative event.

Several Mississippi Delta Community College students traveled to the state capitol recently to participate in the Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The annual event is a collaborative effort of Mississippi’s community and junior colleges.

Culinary arts technology students representing Mississippi Delta Community College cooked and served tableside as state leaders filled their plates with sautéed potato gnocchi with charred cherry tomato Fra Diavolo. Students representing culinary programs throughout the state prepared all food at the luncheon.

MDCC’s Culinary Arts Technology program, located on the college’s Greenwood campus, provides a solid foundation in the methods and science of cooking through exposure to classical, American, and international cuisine, as well as the art of baking. The heart of the Culinary Arts Technology program is hands-on lab instruction in a commercial kitchen with Chef Instructor David Crews.

Also traveling to the state capitol were members of the colleges’ Student VOICES groups, a student-led advocacy that encourages students to be civically engaged. Ultimately, the goal of Student VOICES is to produce a desire for students to understand, be involved, and support the political process of lawmaking. While in Jackson, the MDCC students met with Delta-area legislators and toured the Capitol.

For more information about MDCC, please visit www.msdelta.edu, or call 662-246-6322.

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Culinary students (l. to r.) Ebonee Jenkins of Schlater, Miss., Willie Brown of Greenwood, Miss., Latonya Warren of Indianola, Miss., Leon Sanders of Greenville, Miss. and Chef Instructor David Crews.