Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Department of Agriculture Commissioner Steven K. Reviczky and chef and author Jacques Pépin joined culinary students at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School Dec. 11 to cook more than 90 meals for Spooner House, a Shelton nonprofit that provides emergency shelter, meals, and services to families in the Naugatuck Valley region.
“This is a great opportunity for the young chefs at O’Brien Tech to cook alongside a master chef and support the work that Spooner House is doing for families in Connecticut,” Malloy said. “Giving our students as much real-world experience as we can makes them strong competitors in the job market and bolsters the statewide economy. We are tremendously appreciative of Chef Pépin’s dedication to our community, and I thank the talented students at Emmett O’Brien Technical High School for all of their work.”