Rising to the occasion at the 7th Annual Bake Fresh Friday
Mott Community College Culinary Arts students know how to rise to the occasion to help others – especially on Bake Fresh Friday! Students and faculty from the MCC Baking and Pastry Arts program will roll up their sleeves, literally, for the seventh year in a row, to teach residents at Carriage Town Ministries (CTM) some basic baking skills and produce freshly baked breads and desserts for those residing in and visiting CTM for dinner Friday, March 29.
The students, under the direction of Chef David Miller, will work one-on-one with CTM residents from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of a Service Learning project. “Bake Fresh Friday is the quintessential service learning project,” said Debra Gibes, faculty director of Experiential Learning at MCC. “Teaching someone else how to do what they have learned in the classroom reinforces the lesson for our students, while also making a difference in the lives of those most in need.”
Service Learning is a method of learning that combines classroom instruction with meaningful community service. It emphasizes critical thinking and personal reflection, and fosters civic responsibility.
The project is funded by a matching grant from Rotary District 6330 and the Genesee Valley Rotary Club. The grant provides all the baking ingredients and some equipment needed for the day. Genesee Valley Rotarians will be on hand to help stir, mix and knead.
About Mott Community College Culinary Arts Program
Mott Community College offers a superior educational experience in the art of cooking. The program is designed to train future chefs, food service managers, bakers, and restaurant managers with an emphasis on learning by doing. Class size is small and all classes are taught by certified chefs and managers. Three degrees are offered through the MCC Culinary Arts program: Associate’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts; Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts; and Associate’s degree in Food Service Management.
About Carriage Town Ministries
Carriage Town Ministries (CTM) has been diligently serving the Flint community since 1950. Today CTM serves men, women, and children 365 days a year. Providing emergency shelter, Success Housing, warm meals, job training, free clothing, emergency food boxes, groceries to hundreds during a monthly food give-away, and a myriad of health and educational opportunities CTM strives to provide a hand-up to those struggling in our community. Located on the University Corridor in the historic Carriage Town District, Carriage Town Ministries is intentionally restoring and revitalizing lives and structures in the neighborhood. CTM is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is open to anyone in need. CTM sleeps 130 men, women and/or children, the most in the city. In addition to providing housing and necessities CTM also provides a full gamut of educational opportunities & health services, Bible Study, resume building, typing, literacy training, anger management, nutrition, exercise, budgeting, planning, writing, and an on-campus health screening center.
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