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WDC sixth-grader Reid Miller (middle) serves first-grader Alexander Moe marinara sauce for his Italian Dunkers while head cook Arlis Kern looks on.

Cooking up an education

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Donning a white chef's hat, Wadena-Deer Creek sixth-grader Reid Miller got to be a cook for a day in the WDC kitchen.

"This is awesome!" Miller said, as he scooped up marinara sauce for WDC students.


It's a new program at WDC Elementary School called Young Cooks, and it teaches students how the food service staff determines what's served and how the meals are prepared. It also gives students a new appreciation for what goes on behind the food line each day.

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