Support For First Responders at MTC Job Corps Center
Gordon Ramsay once said, “…being a chef never seems like a job; it becomes a true passion.” The passion and honor for their community led to several Job Corps students significantly impacting those who serve others daily.
On September 9th, seven Turner Job Corps culinary arts student employees had the privilege of catering to the City of Albany first responders at Monroe Comprehensive High School in Albany, Georgia.
The student employees were dressed proudly in chef attire as they walked into the school to serve their well-prepared meals to first responders. On the menu was a fruit tray, a vegetable tray, ham and cheese sandwiches and pinwheels, turkey and cheese sandwiches and pinwheels, sausage, eggs, cinnamon rolls, and more.
This experience wasn’t without understandable anxiousness. “I (was) a tad bit nervous, but I just pushed through it and remembered what Chef Harris taught me,” explained Student employee Makyla Green.
Student employees such as Jabori Bolden worked to support one another and calm nerves with motivation. “This isn’t my first-time catering at an event, but every time gets better and better! It’s nothing but fun vibes and a wonderful opportunity to be a part of.”
First responders appreciated the meal, with many asking for seconds. “(The) Turner Job Corps Center is doing an incredible job with the culinary arts program,” first responder Anthony Jordan said. “Everything was so delicious. I look forward to seeing them cater more events.”
Turner Job Corps students and staff expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide a meal to community heroes.