An excited group of middle schoolers – sixth graders from the EXCEL program and seventh graders from family and consumer science classes – embarked on the second annual walking food tour of Islip’s Main Street on May 31, accompanied by EXCEL coordinator Julia Johnson and FACS teacher Naomi Sauer.
After exploring Tellers steakhouse, the students moved on to Verace next door, where Executive Chef Dylan Hoyt and Sous Chef Corey Caulfield taught them how to make meatballs and penne vodka, which they enjoyed for lunch. The tour continued with visits to Pizza Parm and Coyle’s Ice Cream.
“I think this is really awesome experience for the students,” said Hoyt. “It shows them how much work goes into just one plate of food that is prepared for them. And it’s enjoyable for us, too. We like to teach these kids.”