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Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES hosts annual Consultant Committee dinner to recognize and thank committee members

Oct. 19, 2016: Sweet aromas are wafting out of the Culinary Arts kitchen at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES this afternoon. Seniors are busy preparing for tonight’s 2016 Consultant Committee dinner. More than 100 attendees will be treated to a seasonal meal including fall mixed green salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, butternut squash, cranberries, diced apples and maple vinaigrette; roasted garlic rosemary thyme fried potato cakes; slow roasted pot roast; fried chicken with mushroom gravy and roasted apples; roasted zucchini pumpkin cannelloni with spiced sweet cream and cranberry relish; pumpkin rolls; and more.

Seniors Maddie (Weedsport Central School District) and Carissa (Auburn Enlarged City School District) say this isn’t the first time they’ve prepared a meal for such a large event, and they’re confident it will be delicious. The ladies both plan to continue their education in culinary and hospitality industries upon graduation.

What is the Consultant Committee dinner?
The Consultant Committee dinner is an annual event, hosted by Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, to recognize and thank committee members for their efforts to support the school’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs. A consultant committee is designed to link CTE programs to the business community. Each of CO BOCES’ 16 CTE programs, as well as its New Visions: Medical Professions program, has an active consultant committee that meets at least twice a year.

“The purpose of consultant committees is to promote constructive and necessary change within our programs, and to ensure that instruction is consistent with the skills practiced by productive employees of local businesses and industries,” said CTE Director Mr. Steve Woodard.

In addition to sharing a delicious meal this evening, CTE teachers will meet with their committee members to discuss important program information.

“On behalf of our board members, administrators, teachers, and students, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of our consultant committee members for their continued support and dedication to the success of our CTE programs,” said Mr. Woodard.

To learn more about CO BOCES’ consultant committees, please contact Mr. Woodard at or 315-253-0361.





Brian K. Hartwell, Ed.D.
District Superintendent of Schools

1879 West Genesee Street Rd.
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone: (315) 253-0361

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