San Marcos High School plans to start an entirely new Culinary Program for students in Fall, 2013. A portion of the cafeteria kitchen and dining area is currently being refurbished into a multipurpose instructional and functional kitchen. The program will focus on nutrition, sanitation, basic cooking and food preparation. The program will teach students practical skills and provide food service to Café Royale, the faculty and administration dining facility.
The San Marcos High School Royal Pride Foundation is working with Nancy Weiss, the Santa Barbara School District Director of Nutritional Services, in order to equip the kitchen with the necessary appliances and bring the facility up to Health Department standards. San Marcos is seeking equipment donations from restaurants in the Santa Barbara community to help finish equipping the kitchen. Currently San Marcos is in need of a commercial gas range and griddle, a three compartment sink, and a food prep sink.
If you are interested in making a tax deductible equipment donation or supporting the launch of the SMHS Culinary Program, please contact the Royal Pride Foundation Director of Development, Matt Laband at firstname.lastname@example.org.