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New Castle, DE- When the Constitution Yards Beer Garden (CYBG) opens for a second season April 21, 2017, the Wilmington Riverfront business will employ 10 to 15 William Penn High School (WPHS) Culinary Arts students to be the sole day-to-day operators of the kitchen. The students will be responsible for everything, from taking inventory to ordering and preparing food for the family-oriented summer venue.

“This opportunity is pivotal for the students; it gives them real industry experience that is so valuable to continuing their careers and passions,” said Service Manager Veronica Price. “It will make them more desirable for hiring in the future and an asset to any commercial kitchen. It also allows our business a chance to give back to our community by hiring students with meaningful college and career related work for the summer.”

This is the first time students will be completely responsible the preparation and sale of food at a CYBG venue.  WPHS teacher and chef Kip Poole will monitor the students off-site most of the summer. Poole says his students will be responsible for creating mouth-watering daily specials, along with unique, fresh salads and desserts.

“This is huge; this is a chance for our students to shine and get a real taste of what it’s like to be responsible for running a commercial kitchen on their own,” he said. “I’m going to let them do their thing, and I know customers won’t be disappointed!”

CYBG, located at 308 Justison St., Wilmington, DE, invites customers to dine on 20,000 square feet of outdoor space along Wilmington’s Riverwalk.  This year’s space will include more sand pits, adirondack chairs, kid-friendly games like corn hole, whiffle ball, and Jenga. All beer sales will be handled by CYBG staff. The seasonal business will close in late September.

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