Wilton High School’s culinary arts department will offer a new course next year called Farm to Table after the Board of Education approved the class during its June 11 meeting.
The Board of Education reviewed and discussed the course proposal, put together by culinary arts teachers Kimberly Russo and Judy Marshall, during its May 28 meeting.
“This is a course that we are very excited about,” Principal Robert O’Donnell told the board. “It would be a first-semester course and one of the exciting factors is that this would be a collaboration [with] the organic garden.”
Through the course, students will “gain an understanding of how food is grown and what conditions create the best possible ingredients and flavors,” according to the proposal.
O’Donnell said the number of students in the culinary arts program — which currently offers Culinary I and II — has “really been increasing over the last couple years,” and Farm to Table will provide “an opportunity for our students to work under the directorship of Chef Russo.