Meridian News
2017 – A Grateful Gathering: Thanksgiving Lunch November 9, 2017
October 20, 2017

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Meridian Technology Center are getting into the holiday season a little early this year.

The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Meridian Technology Center is set for November 9, 2017. With three weeks until a projected 1,500 guests arrive on campus, students and staff are busy bringing all the details together.

It will take more than 500 pounds of potatoes, 450 pounds of turkey, 300 pounds of ham and 30 gallons of gravy to produce the traditional Thanksgiving fare to feed the anticipated guests.

“The students learn about teamwork, how to bring everything together on a deadline and about trusting each other to follow through,” said Donna Cantrell, Culinary Arts Instructor at Meridian. “From preparation of the food to the decorations on the table, this luncheon provides an opportunity for the students to work with staff in producing this wonderful community event.”

The buffet luncheon will be served in The Terrace and The Skywalk at Meridian Technology Center, 1312 South Sangre Road on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 11 am to 1 pm. The price is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the event. A list of menu items can be found here. There will not be an evening meal for students, staff and families as there has been in the past. For more information on the Thanksgiving Luncheon call (405) 377-3333.

Each November students in Meridian’s Culinary Arts program plan and prepare a traditional holiday meal. In a photo from last year’s event, Culinary Arts student Elizabeth Dallas is shown with a sample of desserts. This year’s luncheon will be on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 11 am – 1 pm.

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