Orleans/Niagara BOCES Culinary Students Prepare Turkeys for Salvation Army

Culinary Art students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center continued a holiday tradition this year, preparing Thanksgiving turkeys for the Salvation Army.  The program is an annual occurrence overseen by culinary teachers Robert Ihle and Caitlin Kuchharski.

The Lockport Salvation Army delivered 50 turkeys to the Orleans/Niagara BOCES’ center for the students to roast, carve and prepare for their Thanksgiving dinner as they have over the last several years. 

“We really enjoy doing this for a number of reasons,” said Ihle, adding, “Not only do the students get valuable skills on how to prepare the bird, they are giving back to the community and ensuring that those less fortunate are able to enjoy a traditional holiday meal.  We are always glad to help out.”

This year the students also made homemade stuffing and gravy to feed over 300 guests.

Feature Photo: Juniors: Will Manth (North Tonawanda), Nick Strager (Niagara Falls), Ayden Casey (Niagara Wheatfield) and Javon Coulter (Niagara Falls).