Celebrity chef to make appearance at middle school


Big Spring School District will host Celebrity Chef Bal Arneson, Oct 15 in the Middle School Café.  During her visit, students will meet the chef, sample her cooking, and  have the chance to cook with her. Menu items include Indian Herbed No Butter Chicken, Brown Rice with Edamame, Spiced Sweet Potato & Cauliflower, and Chocolate Chip Lentils. Multiple teachers, including Deborah Whitmoyer, said it will be good for the school. Whitmoyer said, “I never heard of her, but I think it’s cool that she’s coming, and I’m interested in seeing her cook.” Traylor said, “ It’ll be a good thing for the Channel 3 News.”

Michelle Morgan, the Director of Chartwells, said that the week Arneson is coming is also the National School Lunch Week. Arneson will be giving nutrition tips and ways to spice up the food to make it interesting. Arneson is a very well known cook having been a judge on the TV show Iron Chef, and earning the James Beard award. During her time at the middle school, Arneson will  be showcasing food, and sampling. Arneson will be cooking on a mobile cart with stove tops. Morgan thinks it’s unfair that the high school gets all the new things and special things, and wanted to give back to the middle school because they have been impacted the most due to the regulations that went into effect last year. Morgan also brought some good news regarding the menu Arneson is cooking. She said the menu will be introduced to the high school at some point so  students there get a taste of Arneson’s cooking. Arneson, being a top chef in the cooking world will get more community exposure from this and get to show us her talents.

The “Spice Queen”, as many know her by in the cooking world, is coming to town.