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The Patriot Cafe
The Patriot Cafe
Amy Simmons
Friday, February 14, 2020

The Patriot Cafe was a huge SUCCESS! The teachers went above and beyond to teach etiquette, bill pay, tax, tip & check writing.  The students were presented with real world experience within the classroom setting.  The classroom was turned into a cafe with  tablecloths, folded napkins, centerpieces and faux candles. The students were seated by the hostess and menus were passed out.  Each student was able to pick their own meal that was served by teachers and administrators. The lesson was not just food and proper manners.  The students were given a budget prior to the event.  They each had to figure their bills and include a tip for the wait staff.  The next step was payment.  The students were required to fill out and sign their own checks.  This lesson was fun for the participants as well as the hostess, cook, servers and clean up crew.