A grant from The Success Foundation has given culinary students at Northridge High School the opportunity to learn safety and sanitation through “Breakout Boxes.” The program has ignited engagement in students as they learn about a very necessary but sometimes dry topic in the food service industry. The boxes are constructed using different activities and puzzles that require students to complete before moving on to the next portion of the box. Students utilize several 21st Century Skills through this project including critical thinking and collaboration – both incredibly important skills in the culinary industry. By working with the Breakout Boxes, students are preparing for post-secondary and workforce endeavors, both in and outside of the culinary field.
Over 180 students are using the Breakout Boxes, and they are helping them prepare for their test to receive an industry certificate in safety and sanitation from the National Restaurant Association.
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