Metals Coffee Shop is now open to teachers and staff for coffee and baked goods on AC days from 8 am-11 am. Students and staff in culinary worked hard to make this happen, like many of you are also working very hard for your students and school. This is why we would like to invite you down on AC Days for coffee or tea and a baked good. Remember, you need a punch card to purchase from Metals, and you can get these punch cards in Metals for $20. The punch card will get you 10 punches or items of your choice.
You might be wondering when we will reopen Metals for staff again with a full menu. Throughout the school year, culinary students have been asking when or how we are going to reopen Metals after all of the Covid issues. Up until the last week in February, we were only talking and considering opening a coffee shop for the morning classes to gain experience in the hospitality industry. We opened the Metals Coffee Club with Ms. Gross and Mr. Erik, the new culinary arts teacher, so students can gain job and work experience. CTE teacher Ms. Gross says, “Now with Metals starting to reopen we can help students get work-based learning skills and experience in a small controlled environment.” This means that students will be able to get job experience while getting extra help and a controlled area to learn and gain knowledge around restauranteuring.
Many of the profits from the coffee shop would go back into the coffee shop or be put into culinary class to help benefit the students. With the money from Metals, we could afford new equipment and utensils for the classes. As we progress we will have new additions to our coffee shops like a smoothie station or a fruit parfait area. Then we'll be able to be open every day A-D-days. “This is the future of culinary arts in this restaurant. When we get this coffee shop off the ground and help our students with their work-based learning hours, we could reopen to the public with more food service with the kitchen management class,” states Marwan, the culinary arts head chef. With this being the future of culinary in East High we are trying harder than ever to reopen, learn new skills, and gain more skills in our industry.
We would love your support in our Coffee Shop. Any kind of support is helpful, whether it’s just stopping by to say hello, buy a punch card, or even spreading the word about us being open for business. Thank you for your time, I hope to see you down there soon!