Local students learn at Prosser restaurant


Maria Vargas and Kamryn Serl prepare salads at Jeremy’s 1896 Public House during a restaurant takeover by Compass High School students.

Kyle Gilliss/special to the Daily Sun News
Maria Vargas and Kamryn Serl prepare salads at Jeremy’s 1896 Public House during a restaurant takeover by Compass High School students.



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Tiffany Allen uses the deep fryers to cook up a meal during the Compass High School restaurant takeover Sunday.

— After weeks of practice, five Compass High School students took over Prosser’s Jeremy’s 1896 Public House Sunday afternoon, serving 15 tables special meals designed by a sixth student.

Monica Vazquez, Tiffany Allen, Maria Vargas, Kamryn Serl and Lucero Dominguez ran the restaurant for two hours. According to advisor Kyle Gilliss, the team served 15 tables during takeover.

“It was the first real-world job experience any of the girls have gotten,” said Gillis. “They all did great and had a wonderful experience.”

Also participating, but unable to attend the dinner, was Alex Ramirez. He helped by creating the menu and worked with the other students on invitations.

The event was part of the 21st Century Program at Compass High School. It’s designed to help students learn new skills, including teamwork and interacting with the public.

“The team toured the restaurant with Jeremy, all of them got their food handlers card, and then they spent the last weeks practicing the menu items in the high school kitchen,” Gilliss said.

While the restaurant program is over, Gilliss said several other programs are running at the school, including “All Types of Art,” woodshop, computer programming and electrical engineering.



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