Eli’s On The Hill of Branford will partner with the Branford High School Occupational Food Service Management culinary program for the Branford Festival “to bring popular tastings of food to their booth and provide a real-life experience for the students,” according to a release.
“The Eli’s on the Hill booth will be completely managed by over 15 students from the Occupational Food Service Management class,” the release said. “Their operational skills will be put to the test as the students will be prepping the food, preparing the food, and selling the food.”
Net “proceeds from the Eli’s On The Hill booth will be donated to the high school program and support scholarships to students furthering themselves in hospitality and food service industry as well as funding the program to provide students of Branford a hands-on, real-world experience in the food service industry.”
“We are excited to be partnering with Eli’s On The Hill for Branford Festival. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to get real-life experience in understanding the operations of running a culinary business,” said James Bannon, chef instructor, Occupational Food Service Management Class, Branford High School, also in the release.
The Occupational Food Service Management at Branford High School is a “teacher facilitated, student run, in-school restaurant and catering service for faculty, schools and community of Branford,” the release said.
The Branford Festival is June 15-17, 2012 on the Branford Green. Hours are Friday, 4:45 to 10:30 p.m, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m, and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.