Student Post: Announcing Our New Restaurant!

The following press release was written by 7th graders, Tooti & Ariah, as part of their Public Relations project for the social-entrepreneurial program.

A LiHigh School staff member and student prepare pastries at the culinary institute

A LiHigh School staff member and student prepare pastries in the kitchen of our Culinary Institute

LiHigh School is pleased to announce the opening of Localmotive, our student-run restaurant in Poultney serving locally sourced food. Localmotive will be offering free samples at the 8th Annual Poultney Earth Fair on April 24. The restaurant will officially open the next day.

Localmotive combines the efforts of the students of LiHigh School as part of our social-entrepreneurial program with the culinary expertise of Chef Bill Allen, who leads the Culinary Institute at the school and has over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business. The restaurant will serve prepared takeout meals Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:15pm to 6:30pm at our school kitchen in the historic train station on Main Street in Poultney.

Localmotive is committed to using local ingredients and is partnering with farms throughout the region. There will be vegetarian options available, as well as seasonal menu changes.

Students and Chef Bill Allen will ultimately run the LocalMotive as a sit-down restaurant and catering service, but to start, we will be offering frozen ready-made foods for customers to heat up at their homes. We hope to add fresh takeout early this summer.

For more information, please contact our co-director, Greg Rosenthal.

Author: Kyle Callahan

Hi, I'm Kyle. I'm an advisor at LiHigh School. I've been involved in progressive education since I was in high school. I was an original member (and student representative) of the Progressive Program at Green Mountain College, and for my Master's degree, I attended Goddard College, which started the trend toward progressive education in the 1960s. Along with teaching at LiHigh School, I teach courses in creative writing and communications at Green Mountain College. I live with my wife and daughter in Poultney.

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