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Fabulous French Treats
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The trip to the French Culinary Institute in New York filled a day with fantastic treats for the culinary students at Glenholme.
culinary Students enjoy the buffet
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The artful culinary treats were a colorful display.
Students participate in the presentation
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Masha, Robert and Griffin show off their culinary skills with David Arnold.
David Arnold whipped up some high-tech potato ice cream with liquid nitogen.
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David Arnold whipped up some high-tech potato ice cream with liquid nitogen.
The Culinary Stadium
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The Culinary Stadium, with its state-of-the-art equipment, provided the ideal location for David's presentation.
Washington, CT - A group of 18 culinary enthusiasts enjoyed an enlightening excursion to the legendary French Culinary Institute in New York City, right in the heart of SoHo. They experienced a mesmerizing behind-the-scenes tour of the entire institute and a private cooking presentation by David Arnold, FCI’s head of Culinary Technology Department.

The facility is expansive. The group was ushered to one of the many kitchens that were alive with learning. Here they enjoyed a buffet of savory delights while the culinary students continued to work and engaging their audience in an active question-and-answer session. Another stop was the "family lunch" with all of the students in the school. At FCI, ingredients are essential and as part of the program a group of students prepare a daily lunch out of the remaining ingredients from the various kitchens throughout the facility for their budgeting/operational cost learning.

Then it was on to the Culinary Stadium, FCI’s state-of-the art amphitheater, for a two hour presentation by David Arnold.

David provides a mind-blowing demonstration that fuses together his knowledge and passion for the sciences and his zest for the culinary arts. Similar to the presentation performed on campus in August, David’s new delicacies touched the taste buds of everyone in a way that was beyond words. The big hits included fried peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chicken fried steak, homemade soda and potato ice cream whipped up with liquid nitrogen.

The experience was truly a tasty interactive delight as students participated in the presentation, enthusiastically asked questions throughout the event, taste-tested every morsel, and engaged the admissions tour wrap-up. Dedicated to the higher learning in the culinary arts, The French Culinary Institute provides an abundance of opportunities for those who enjoy cooking as a hobby or wish to pursue it as their life’s passion. The mid-November trip was a tremendous success and one which we hope to repeat many times in the years to come.

The Glenholme School, a Devereux Center, is an exceptional boarding school for students with special needs, which offers an individually prescribed learning environment with a steadfast academic curriculum. Using our effective individualized services, we apply a positive behavior support model focused on development of social skills and lifelong strategies for success. The school’s milieu therapy addresses varying levels of academic, social and special needs development in boys and girls ages 10-18 and postgraduates. We prepare graduates for continued education in traditional day schools, boarding schools, colleges and universities. For more information about The Glenholme School and its program, visit
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The Glenholme School is accredited as an independent boarding school for children with special needs by The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, with diploma granting privileges. Glenholme is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, licensed by the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, and approved by the Connecticut Board of Education, New Jersey Department of Education, California Department of Education, and the New York State Education Department.The Glenholme School, 81 Sabbaday Lane, Washington, Connecticut 06793, phone: 860-868-7377, fax: 860-868-7894, email: