Everybody was talking about today's special lunch treat at Lakeland College. Thanks to Lakeland students Romaine Johnson and Demonta Hall, who came up with the idea and carried it out, Wednesday's "Creative Cuisine" entry featured the delictable combination of chicken and waffles. That's right: chicken and waffles!
This is just one example of Lakeland students taking ownership and showcasing initiative and leadership skills. When Johnson and Hall approached Mark Wagner, director of dining services, he was all for the idea. Johnson called home to get the family recipe, and the pair of students went to work. The result was succulant boneless fried chicken on a freshly made Belgian waffle that Johnson made by pouring batter onto a hot griddle. That interesting combo was topped with syrup and, for the really adventurous, hot sauce.
The meal was a hit! Students, staff and faculty complimented Johnson and Hall as the lunch hour wound down.
Wagner was ecstatic and proud of the students. "This is what it's all about," he said. "They did a wonderful job!"