BOCES culinary students volunteer to help the Jack’s Place fundraiser

GUILDERLAND, NY (NEWS10) – BOCES Culinary students spent all Sunday morning doing what they love cooking an all-you-can-eat buffet while benefiting a good cause.

They spent countless hours in the kitchen feeding numerous hungry stomachs and whipped up everything from eggs, bacon, potatoes, you name it.

“It gives them some life experience. It gives them a time to work in a kitchen that shows it’s important to give back to the community. It’s not all about money”, said Culinary Arts Instructor Mark Brucker.

It was their food that kept visitors coming. These people stopped by to show their support for Jack’s Place.

Jack Falvo III was killed in a watercraft accident in 2005 and since then his father has carried on his legacy and his love to help others.

“Shortly after my son passed away, he asked us if we were interested in continuing on the process of opening up a hospitality house for the hospital”, said Jack Falvo.

All the money is going to the construction in building the house for families of patients staying at Sunnyview and Ellis Hospital.

So far the hard work of these future chefs over the stove is the extra push to make Jack’s Place a reality by this summer.

“It’s a wonderful experience for my students .It makes me happy to see that my teachers are willing to come here on a Sunday morning”, said Capital Region BOCES Executive Principal Denise Capice.

All the money collected will be a step closer in completing the construction for Jack’s Place.


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