A Grateful Gathering

Each November, students in Meridian’s Culinary Arts program plan and prepare a traditional holiday meal. In a photo from last year’s event, Culinary Arts students are shown with a sample of desserts. This year’s luncheon will be on Thursday, November 14 from 11 am – 1 pm.

Annual Meridian Technology Center Thanksgiving Luncheon Set for November 14

Media Release

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Meridian Technology Center are getting into the holiday season a little early this year. 

The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon at Meridian Technology Center is set for November 14. With two weeks until a projected 1,300 guests arrive on campus, students and staff are busy bringing all the details together.

It will take more than 500 pounds of potatoes, 450 pounds of turkey, 300 pounds of ham and 30 gallons of gravy to produce the traditional Thanksgiving fare to feed the anticipated guests.

“The students learn about teamwork, how to bring everything together on a deadline and about trusting each other to follow through,” said Donna Cantrell, Culinary Arts Instructor at Meridian. “From preparation of the food to the decorations on the table, this luncheon provides an opportunity for the students to work with staff in producing this wonderful community event.”

The buffet luncheon will be served in The Terrace and The Skywalk at Meridian Technology Center, 1312 South Sangre Road on Thursday, November 14 from 11 am to 1 pm. The price is $10 for adults and $6 for children under 10. Tickets are available at the event. Carry-out service is not available. For more information on the Thanksgiving Luncheon call (405) 377-3333. A list of menu items can be found at meridiantech.edu/Gratefulgathering.

Meridian Technology Center has been a driver of economic development since 1975. With a mission to educate, enrich lives and secure economic futures, Meridian offers full-time career training programs, short courses, Business and Industry services and entrepreneurial support to residents from the Agra, Carney, Glencoe, Guthrie, Morrison, Mulhall-Orlando, Pawnee, Perkins-Tryon, Perry and Stillwater school districts. Meridian is one of 29 schools within Oklahoma’s CareerTech system.