On Thursday, April 6, culinary students enrolled in the Monroe College Garde Manger course cooked up a unique final exam and no one enjoyed it more than twenty-five college administrators. For their final exam of the Winter, 2006 semester, the students prepared ten sumptuous dishes and served them up to the Monroe staff members for grading and evaluations.
“We thought it would give them a little more incentive,” said Hospitality Management Chairman Luke Schultheis. “Real-life experiences like this are an important part of our educational philosophy, even when it comes to final exams. Also, we just might have made a few more friends in the college community after they had a taste of our students’ work!” The administrators sampled savory dishes like Sushi Grade Tuna Tartar with Garlic Crostini, Parma Prosciutto Wrapped Papaya in Port Wine Sauce, and Tartlets of Sun Dried Tomato and Boursin Cheese. The desserts, prepared by the Chocolates and Confections class, included sweet one-of-a- kind creations.
More than one satiated Monroe staff member was heard to ask if next semester they could grade the midterms, too!