Daybreak Fifth Grade Class Gets Lesson in Fine Dining Skills

posted Jan 22, 2015, 9:53 AM by BGPS Web

Daybreak Fifth Grade Class Gets Lesson in Fine Dining Skills

January 22, 2015

A class of fifth graders at Daybreak Middle School got an interactive lesson last week on etiquette and manners, and then put what they learned into practice during a four course luncheon. The meal was served by Nutrition Services staff and parents who donned black aprons for the event and transformed a classroom into a dining room--complete with linen-covered tables, cloth napkins, water goblets, fresh flower centerpieces and China with multiple forks and other flatware.

The students, who are in Teresa Edmiston's class, were treated to the unique Fine Dining Event courtesy of Sodexo, Battle Ground Public Schools' Nutrition Services vendor. Each of the four courses were made from scratch by Sodexo’s Catering Manager, Robin Boespflug. Many students dressed up for the occasion.

The menu featured Italian dishes:
  • Italian Wedding Soup and Fresh Baked Bread Sticks
  • Fruit Salad with Honey Vanilla Mascarpone
  • Meat Lasagna with Sauted Vegetables
  • Dessert was a deconstructed cannoli

Each table had a table host that included Edmiston, BGPS Assistant Superintendents MaryBeth Lynn and Mark Ross, BGPS Board Members Mavis Nickels and Ken Root, and Daybreak Middle School Principal Kevin Palena. Sodexo manages the Battle Ground School District meal program and provided the meal at no charge to the students as an educational event. Thank you, Sodexo, for joining us in our mission of education.