Community and Business

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Watauga Campus Culinary Arts students recently partnered with Boone United Methodist Church to provide a free meal for people in the community.

The students worked two days preparing and executing the meal. Students made garlic and sage studded pork loin, fresh spring mix salad with roasted pepper vinaigrette, roasted fresh broccoli florets and roasted fresh sweet potatoes.

Boone United Methodist Church hosts the Thursday evening meals each week to help feed and build relationships with those in need in the area. They partner with local restaurants or others in the food industry to feed 80 to 90 people each week.

Watauga Campus Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Robert Back says that this type of activity is a great way for students to get hands-on experience while also learning the value of giving back to the community.

For more information on CCC&TI’s Culinary Arts Program, call 828-297-3811 (Watauga), 828-726-2200 (Caldwell) or visit