LQHS Culinary Feeds the Heroes

Brysenia Miranda and Steven Poole

On Nov. 8, La Quinta High School’s culinary students hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon for veterans and first-responders. Preparation for the event took the students eight days.

Attendees, who were asked to sign-in at the door, were able to walk through the culinary kitchen and serve themselves a Thanksgiving feast once they had found their seats. The selection of food consisted of roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, a mixture of vegetables, mash potatoes, canned yams, a quinoa salad, and for dessert, a pumpkin pie bread pudding topped with whipped cream.

“I think it’s outstanding [that] we give back because they give their lives,” Mr. Webb, assistant principal, said, “When […] something [is] going bad[ly], we are all running away while they [first-responders] are the first to run towards it.”

“This means a lot to us, it shows how the school is really doing a great job to give back to the vets and first-responders, and the food was amazing,” said Edward Johnson, a veteran at the event.

“I think this is pretty amazing how people show the support for us first responders, [whether] it’s firemen or police officers. It’s nice to have that positive feeling,” Deputy Ricardo Contreras said. “Every time I come here, I end up needing a nap afterward because the food is great!”