Alvin ISD’s JB Hensler College and Career Academy Opens C.T. Eats
On Thursday, March 7, the Alvin ISD Culinary Arts department hosted the much-anticipated grand opening of C.T. Eats, a restaurant located on the JB Hensler College and Career Academy campus. The Alvin ISD advanced culinary arts students run the restaurant, led by Chef Jaanai Sherman. Ms. Sherman’s students developed an intricate menu with options to fit a wide range of palettes and dietary needs. The opening was a collaborative effort with prep assistance from the Alvin High School culinary arts students who will eventually take their advanced level culinary courses at JBH and their instructor, Chef Tuderia Bennett.
“This was such a wonderful event. The students were very attentive during the 3-course meal. The food was excellent and the presentation was phenomenal,” shared Brent Shaw, Alvin ISD administrator.
Students in the Culinary Arts Program are learning how to prepare foods, develop recipes, and work and run the front and back of the house operations for a restaurant. They will also have opportunities to earn two industry-recognized certifications, SERVSafe Food Handler, and SERVSafe Food Manager. Currently, this is a Dual Enrollment Program in partnership with Alvin Community College.
“This program will allow our students real world experiences that will get them ready for culinary schools, or whatever path they choose to take,” added Shaw.