A collaborative Career Technical Education (CTE) effort came to fruition, when after months of anticipation, the Wolf Bites Food Truck arrived at Westminster High School and was shown to staff and students on Tuesday, February 16.
“The flexibility offered by a mobile kitchen, literally a moving business, allows students another opportunity to focus on an all-important day after graduation,” said Westminster Public Schools Superintendent Pam Swanson.
Students in agriculture and culinary arts pathways, initially, designed the scope of the project which was funded by a grant from the Colorado Community College System using Perkins Innovation dollars.
Students in business, graphic arts, information technology, construction and CTE Student Organization (CTSO) will be program partners in business development and community outreach. When the food truck becomes fully operational, culinary students will lead the way in creating menus, purchasing produce, cooking, cleaning and all the work that comes with running a mobile business.
“As the new economy demands greater flexibility, creativity and cross-discipline training for students to prepare them to engage in shifts and opportunities in their career, this truck supports lifelong learning and career preparation in a variety of ways,” said Sandy Steiner, Director of Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness.
Watch the What’s Up WPS video above to see how students reacted to seeing their hard work pay off. To find out more about public, private and catering events, check out the Wolf Bites Food Truck Facebook page.
CBS 4 Denver reporter Mekialaya White spent time with students and toured the truck on Tuesday.