BY EMILY PERL
Cooper City High School has recently introduced a new culinary club, where students can learn how to cook meals and better prepare themselves for life without parents to cook for them.
This is the first club that CCHS has had that deals with food and cooking. The two founders of the club, juniors Meris Drew and Ian Schreiber, became invested in cooking over the summer and wanted to share their passion with the students of Cooper City High. When they heard that CCHS no longer offered the home economics class due to county budget cuts, they decided to bring back their own version.
“We wanted to have a club that can teach kids basic techniques so they have a better idea of how to cook.” Drew said.
In this new club, students will learn to cook everything from cheesecakes to chicken. Every first Wednesday of the month, the club meets in the Home Economics room to discuss what they would like to cook. Then on the last Wednesday of every month, the club will put their skills to the test and create a tasty meal under the watchful eye of club sponsor Ms. Brahman.
“This club was something Meris and Ian really wanted and I’m glad to help out.” Ms. Brahman said.
“Both Drew’s and Schreiber’s main goal is to get students interested in cooking. They want members to know how to cook good meals so when they are faced with the task on their own, they will know what to do. Since students in college tend to loose track of keeping a healthy diet, this club will give students a chance to learn different types of meals that are healthy and delicious rather than just eating fatty fast food. By the end of the year, students will have a basic understanding of how to cook for themselves.