Although our clubs are only allotted about 45 minutes a week, we have had incredible success in almost every category of cooking. Our faculty's willingness to provide guidance and fresh ingredients from on-campus gardens, coupled with a generous grant from our student leadership organization, has given us the opportunity to create everything from guacamole to bread pudding to our most recent meal, steak tacos. The interest we've sparked within our community is exciting, but our journey has only just begun. We have our eyes on a multitude of Eat Like a Man recipes for the remainder of the semester, and plan on hosting a cookout before a sporting event with our cross-town rivals to raise a little money. As for the four of us who founded the Culinary Club, there's nothing more rewarding than seeing a satisfied look on the faces of a student body that includes young men from all over America and even different parts of the world.
We coined a motto for the McCallie Culinary Club: "We Stew, We Brew, We Grill, We Chill."
Also included in the action was English teacher and McCallie's resident poet Kemmer Anderson, but to read it, you'll need to go check out the Esquire blog for yourself!
* -- Fourth Meal, McCallie dining hall's every-evening post-study hall offering, has been a staple of the McCallie student culinary habits for over a decade, long before places like Taco Bell bragged of such a thing.