Student-run cafe teaches business lesson - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Student-run cafe teaches business lesson

NEWPORT, AR (KAIT)- Students at Newport High School are cooking up a storm. The school recently opened a cafe run solely by the students. 

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Linda Ford teaches Entrepreneur Experience where students learn the ins and out of running a business in the food industry.

"Everybody has gotten more confident, they have switched roles where part of the time they are in the back in the kitchen, part of the time they are dealing straight with the public," Ford said.

Senior Jessica Rucker said being a part of this cafe feeds her interest in the culinary field.

"I was in this class last year and unfortunately the cafe hadn't been finished yet so I got in it to experience the cafe," she said. "I do plan to own my own bakery so working in the cafe has helped in that area."

The Hungry Hound Cafe opened in February and right now it's filled with faculty and staff.

"Every meal is not the same so they have learned how to adapt in various situations and they've just done fantastic," Ford said. "Sometimes they don't think they can do things I know they can so I kind of act like cheerleader and encourage them."

Senior, Taelehs Williams said working in the café has taught her proper etiquette.

"I've learned manners, my manners have really improved," she said.

Ford said right now they are letting it marinate but she has big plans for the cafe.

"Our goal is to eventually be totally self-sustaining," she said. "We're expecting to have more community involvement."

Newport High School has the only Family and Consumer Sciences program in Jackson County. 

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs health care

    Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs health care

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:07 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:07:01 GMT
    Monday, September 25 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-09-25 04:07:39 GMT
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses.
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says a Republican tax overhaul plan expected to come out this week will offer help for the middle class and businesses.
  • Bald Knob school closed Monday after water line break

    Bald Knob school closed Monday after water line break

    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:14:56 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 9:16 PM EDT2017-09-25 01:16:44 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Bald Knob School District will not have classes Monday due to a main water line break in the city.

    The Bald Knob School District will not have classes Monday due to a main water line break in the city.

  • JPD investigates gun theft

    JPD investigates gun theft

    Sunday, September 24 2017 5:59 PM EDT2017-09-24 21:59:43 GMT
    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:22:12 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    Jonesboro police are looking for the person who teed off on a truck window, stealing a gun in the process, police said Sunday. 

    Jonesboro police are looking for the person who teed off on a truck window, stealing a gun in the process, police said Sunday. 

Powered by Frankly