Our staff at Monarch Park Collegiate work awfully hard, and we rarely have time to just all stop at the same time, breathe and enjoy each others' company. Chef will tell you he has not taken a lunch break for years, really ... there is always so much to do. Too much.
Just before the Christmas break in 2015 our Principal, Ms Cynthia Abernethy, suggested that the staff have a day where we try to just stop all our busy-ness for 30 minutes and enjoy some food and chat-time. Our Culinary Arts students catered the event.
Photos for this hush-hush occasion are VERY hard to come by, but we have a few.
Our menu for the staff consisted of Chicken Tikka on mini-Chappatis with home-made Tamarind sauce, some small portions of artisinal Ontario Lamb and pork sausage on mini-cheddar cheese crackers
The response was just wonderful ... the staff were thrilled ... and although we were sure we'd cooked a vast amount, there were NO leftovers.
Remember, at Christmas, do what the nice man's hat says.
Thanks, Ms Abernethy, for the chance to cook for our other teachers and school staff!