Culinary students at SVHS learn about what goes into raising food animals and how to slaughter, butcher, and prepare them for cooking. We then learn how to make all kinds of delicious dishes that we eat and serve to students and staff. This is the coolest thing ever. You might think it’s gross but, admit it, how cool is it to know exactly where your food came from and what went into it, and then how to turn it into all kinds of delicious food? This is an opportunity that most professional cooks don’t get! It may not be for everyone but I think everyone needs to know where their food comes from. It also helps us appreciate the animals and our food a little more. I’m not pretending it’s not intense, it is. Here are some photos from last year of our first batch of chickens. They've already been killed. Now we are working on de-feathering them.