Sunday, March 28, 2010

Everest Home Cafe

Last March 25, the Everest Academy students showed off their superb culinary and hospitality skills to help raise funds for Mano Amiga Academy. The cafeteria was transformed into a one-day cafe complete with panini and pasta stations, as well as a juice and dessert bar. The Everest parents watched in amazement as their children took turns volunteering as pastry chefs, cuisine chefs, baristas, servers, and cashiers. To help prepare for their roles, the students attended a training workshop prior to the event.

"We wanted a fundraising event that would also impart important life long skills to the students," Everest parent and event organizer Amelia Alba said. "After seeing the children's enthusiasm and commitment, we feel that the Everest Home Cafe achieved that."

At the end of the day, the Home Cafe raised enough money to send 1 child to Mano Amiga Academy next year.