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COA Culinary Arts Program Hosts Bertie County High School Students

Edenton — College of The Albemarle (COA) Culinary Arts hosted Bertie High School students to cook a Caribbean-inspired meal for faculty, staff and students at the Edenton-Chowan Campus on Feb. 7, 2019. The students in Ms. April Joyner’s Foods Class at Bertie High School were able to work with COA students to prepare the multi-course meal.

Students moved from station to station, taking turns prepping ingredients for the dishes, and practiced plating and serving. The family-style meal was made up of items such as Picadillo Patties with Mango Chutney, Jamaican Jerk Pork Sliders, Tostones con Mojo, Shrimp and Potato Curry, Avocado and Pineapple Salad and Flan, just to name a few. No detail was overlooked as the tables were decorated to reflect the origin of the meal.

Chef Leslie Lippincott and her students prepared a meal each week as part of their Global Cuisines course. Chef Lippincott welcomes the opportunity to host area high school students to visit the program and learn about international techniques, equipment and spice sets that will help them when they graduate and start a career.

Chef Lippincott said, “This event affords such a great opportunity for COA culinarians and the high school students. Our students have a chance to mentor and spark a fire in the next generation of cooks and chefs. The high school students get an idea of what it is like to work in a professional kitchen, as well as enjoy a tasty international meal.”

For more information about the Culinary Arts program at COA, visit our program page or contact Leslie Lippincott, Assistant Professor/Program Coordinator, Culinary Arts, at