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RFH: PREPPING FOR COLLEGE WITH CREPES

rfh_cooking_club (2)Seniors Leela Srinivasan, Meredith Apicella and Jackie Bruckmann  from Rumson-Fair Haven High School at a meeting of the new cooking club make crepes in the St. George’s kitchen in Rumson. (Photo by Jim Willis. Click to enlarge)

By JIM WILLIS

The newest addition to Rumson-Fair Haven High School’s extracurricular club list might never have gotten off the ground were it not for a tray of burned pizza rolls.

“I was making pizza rolls,” senior Jackie Bruckmann tells PieHole. “I put them in the oven, and they burned so quickly I said to myself, ‘Oh my God. I’m going to college soon and I need to learn how to cook.’”

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NEW CLUB COOKING UP FUN AT RFH

RFHcooking5Press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School

On a recent evening, the aroma of vegetarian dishes filled the kitchen of St. George’s By the River Episcopal Church in Rumson. The clattering of pots and pans and the friendly banter of the students was interrupted by directions of “Mackenzie, check on your rice!,” and “Leela, lower the flame!”

When Leela Srinivasan, Jacquelyn (Jackie) Bruckmann, and Meredith Apicella cooked up the idea last year to begin a new club at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School, they dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to publicizing the venture and drumming up interest.

As a result of their hard work, 17 RFH students now participate actively in the creation of delicious meals and the exploration of exciting cuisines.

RFH Head Librarian Linda Wien Murray is the Advisor to the Cooking Club, now in its first year at RFH. Murray, who earned a degree in pastry at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in New York City, also supervised a program of cooking classes for Brookdale Community College from 1998 – 2003.

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