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Brightwater Students Make Valentine Treats for Hope Cancer Resources / Highlands Oncology Group

Four culinary students wearing black coats and face masks looking at camera

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Brightwater Chef Aria Kagan's students are coming up with creative ways to cater events safely. This semester's Events Catering students have planned, prepared and packaged Valentine's Day treats for Hope Cancer Resources, a local nonprofit that provides support services to cancer patients living or being treated in Northwest Arkansas.
 
Hope Cancer Resources partnered with Brightwater to create "thank you" dessert boxes for their annual Hope for Heroes event. Hope for Heroes is Hope Cancer Resource's way of showing appreciation for their staff at Highlands Oncology Group, with whom they frequently partner.
 
In early February, students planned and practiced their recipes, and days later, they baked and packaged the treats for delivery on February 9th. The menu consisted of heart-shaped brownies, raspberry-lemon cupcakes and apple turnovers drizzled with a cinnamon cream.
 
Each semester, Brightwater Events Catering classes gain real-world experience planning menus and prepping food for community events. Students not only learn cooking techniques, but they have the opportunity to take their classroom culinary experiences and apply them to real-life events. They develop problem-solving skills and work in teams to pull off amazing culinary experiences throughout the community.
 
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View the photo gallery below to see Brightwater students preparing treats for Hope Cancer Resources.
 
  • Brightwater Student Making Brownies
  • Apple rose pastry
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater students planning for an event in the Common Area
  • Brightwater Students Analyzing Cupcakes
  • Brightwater Students Piping Cupcake Batter into Pan
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater Students with Instructor
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater Students Making Brownies
  • Brightwater students planning for an event in the Common Area
  • Brightwater Student Piping Cupcake Batter into Pan
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater Students Piping Cupcake Batter into Pan
  • Brightwater Student Slicing Apples
  • Brightwater student celebrates the amount of butter in front of her
  • Chef Aria Speaking to Students
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater Student Cracking Eggs
  • Brightwater Students Making Brownies
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater students smiling
  • Brightwater Student Baking Cupcakes
  • Brightwater student holds a stick of butter for the camera
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater students planning for an event
  • Brightwater Student Making Brownies
  • Brightwater Student Holding Cupcake
  • Baking Sheet with Heart Shaped Brownies

 

Learn more about Brightwater and its culinary programs by visiting www.brightwater.org.