High School students at Capital Region BOCES collaborate on digital menus for student-run cafes. More information…

Written by on March 5, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has opened up a whole new menu of learning and collaboration at Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School for High School students. The shift resulted in a unique collaboration between students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Tech program and students in the Digital Media Design program. Through the work of those students, digital menus are now available for the near-daily offerings at the Career and Technical School’s student-run Café Anders.

“A highlight of the process was an exercise in which we did testing of the system in which we updated the menu and took orders in real time,” said Digital Media Design teacher Barb Gorbaty. “Carlie, a culinary student from Shenendehowa, input menu items and tracked orders being placed by the entire Digital Media Design One class.  We were all impressed with how fluidly the system worked – so much so that a humorous exchange of silly menu items arose.”

Beyond real-time tracking of orders, the program the digital media design students developed also allows culinary students to contact the customer to address any questions about the order. The collaboration resulted in an even more real-life setting for the future restaurateurs to operate. (Information provided by Capital Region BOCES).

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