Railroad Street kicks off its seasonal celebrations with a “Farm to Spring Table” Culinary Dinner on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30 PM at John Andrews A Farmhouse Restaurant in South Egremont to showcase the work of the young chefs in Chef/Owner Dan Smith’s RSYP Culinary Apprenticeship Program. The evening will feature a 5-course seasonal tasting menu selected, prepared and presented by RSYP young chefs and their mentor, Dan Smith, and includes a Reception, raffle, and Student Certificate Presentation. Tickets are $100 per person.
The celebrations continue with a special Jazz Brunch at The Red Lion Inn on Sunday, April 28th at 11:30 AM, featuring the young chefs in Brian Alberg’s RSYP Culinary Apprenticeship Program. The afternoon will feature a 4-course brunch, selected, prepared and presented by RSYP young chefs and their mentor, Chef Alberg, live music, raffle, and Student Certificate Presentation. Tickets are $50 per person.
Then Railroad Street invites old and new friends to a Cinco de Mayo celebration of its Apprenticeship Programs on Sunday, May 5th from 6:00-8:00 PM at Rubi’s in Great Barrington. Tickets are $35 per person and include festive hors d’oeuvres reception, with food prepared by the young chefs in RSYP’s Culinary Arts Apprenticeship Program and their mentor, Chef Brian Alberg, an exhibition of student photography, grand prize “Fun at Fenway” raffle drawing, and Student Certificate Presentation.
The Railroad Street Apprenticeship Program (RAP), launched in 2006, was designed to match the inspirations of young people to the resources of the community. The goal of RAP is to meet the unmet vocational and educational needs of South Berkshire youth. Over the years, over 150 young people from South County have participated in one of RSYP’s Apprenticeship programs, gaining valuable work skills and experience, and in many cases a job working with local area businesses. This year, RSYP offers after-school Apprenticeship Programs in the Culinary Arts, Cosmetology, Photography, and Massage Therapy.