Culinary Institute of America Cooks Up a Demo for CTE Students

September 13, 2018

What better way for high school students to experience the Culinary Institute of America than by sampling some recipes?
CIA seasonal demonstrator and alum Amarissa Scelsi prepared homemade spaetzel for CTE Culinary students on the campus of Putnam | Northern Westchester BOCES and discussed what the CIA has to offer.
In addition to teaching students food science and proper cooking techniques, the CIA “also offers students opportunities to work and study abroad as well as explore many related fields such as food writing and photography,” said Scelsi, as she sautéed butter and herbs and prepared the spaetzel, a German recipe for soft egg noodles.
“The food-demo time in class when I was a student at the CIA was my favorite,” Sclesi admitted.
Students were excited to learn more about the prestigious CIA, located in Hyde Park, as well as taste the food.
Gabby Pardee, a CTE student from Carmel, enjoyed the demonstration.
“I love to cook—I have been cooking since I was eight, so watching this demonstration is really interesting.” Pardee also loves the Culinary program at The Tech Center. “It is so great to be able to do what I love during the school day. And all the teachers here are amazing!”
CIA seasonal demonstrators Meg Moritz and Amarissa Scelsi serve up spaetzel to CTE students on the PNW BOCES campus.