Aspiring cooks line up for class in Nyssa

Freshman Myo Castro, senior Mauricio Cervantes, freshman Santana Luna and freshman Giles Garner add ingredients. The home skills class has a waiting list and had to turn away students wishing to enroll. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

NYSSA – After a three-year hiatus, the culinary class at Nyssa High School is back in a big way.

In just its first year, 85 students picked up pots and pans in the first semester with an additional 65 students slaving over a stove this semester. Due to space concerns, an additional 50 want-to-be chefs were turned away this year.

“We only have six kitchen areas set up,” said teacher Chris Carlton. “The culinary arts class teaches life skills and prepares students for the future . . .