Season Two 2013: Blank Plate Class Ten: Papel Picado

Proof of all of our hard work in the studio!

Proof of all of our hard work in the studio!

With the menu squared away, we begin to think about how we are going to organize space, serve the guests and translate out Latin themes into a welcoming festive atmosphere.

We printed the knife, fork, spoon Blank Plate logo we have become so familiar with on transparent colorful squares construction paper and cellophane and then strung them like banners along a string. We  also made some "papel picado" with tissue paper like you see in the images below. We continue our tradition of service by offering the food buffet style with Blank Plate students serving the food. Students will also take part in setting up the tables and chairs to get to know how to orchestrate the space. 

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Blank Plate

Design. Cook. Transform. Blank Plate Project is a creative culinary “design/cook” program, begun in Hunts Point, South Bronx that sparks community development through a combination of design-led imaginative activities and chef-led demonstrations for weekly community dinners, or culminating in a community event. By learning through a design sensibility, applied personal experiences, and industry-relevant culinary skills, students develop the creative capital, neighborhood stewardship, and food justice advocacy skills necessary for their own success and for the future of their community. Over the course of each Blank Plate workshop, students learn creative culinary skills and plan a final dinner event of their own imagination. Blank Plate is a different kind of cooking class. Together, we design, cook, and transform.