Future restaurateurs & future planning: Highlights for Mar. 8-14, 2016

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Future restaurateurs & future planning: Highlights for Mar. 8-14, 2016

Sixteen students in the Culinary Arts and Management class at O’Connell High are preparing to compete in the ProStart Cup competition. The four teams design a restaurant, create a storyboard, put together a business plan, and then present and defend their plan in a pitch to industry leaders. Twenty-six professional chefs will judge three of those students while they prepare a three-course meal from scratch in one hour with two butane burners and no electricity. The O’Connell class is run like a business; everything -- from designing a menu plan, figuring out the target market, to keeping the business in the black -- is learned “on the job” as students create international multi-course meals. The National ProStart Invitational is a high school competition focused on restaurant management and culinary arts. This Tuesday, the restaurant management teams will be doing a practice run presentation to industry professionals before heading to the national semi-finals this coming weekend in Sacramento.

When:    Friday, March 11 / 12:15-12:45 p.m. (Practice run of restaurant business presentation)

Where:  John O’Connell HS / 2355 Folsom St.


The school year ends in a few months, but that doesn’t mean learning stops in San Francisco. Studies show that most students lose about two months of what they learned in math over the summer months, and parents consistently say that summer is the most difficult time to find productive things for their children to do. The annual Summer Resource Fair gives families a jump start on finding educational opportunities for kids during the summer months. This year, the fair includes a rock-climbing wall, tennis, bounce houses, and food trucks. The free, family-oriented event showcases the multitude of summer camps and other programs for young people in and around the city. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand with camps, classes and more for every age group, from toddlers to tweens to teenagers.

When:   Saturday, March 12 / 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Where:  Pier 70 / 420 22nd St


To promote the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, SFUSD students in grades K through 12 were recently invited to design, write, and create their own books for the fourth Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition. Winning titles include “Eight is Better Than One” by Corie Chen; “Superpowers I Wish I Had” by Kyree Hayes (both from Philip and Sala Burton High); “Help the Homeless Fourth Grade” by Fairmount Elementary fourth graders; and “Our Trip to the Zoo” by Malcolm X Academy kindergartners. All books will be celebrated at a ceremony held for the students at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

When:      Sunday, March 13 / 3:00-5:00 p.m.

Where:   The Contemporary Jewish Museum / 736 Mission St.



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