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New Rochelle Students Show Skills at Annual Breakfast [VIDEO]

Culinary arts students studied in a kitchen at Don Coqui.

Every year, developmentally challenged students from New Rochelle High School help prepare a breakfast as a culminating event for the academic year.

The meal was served in the demonstration kitchen of restaurant on Cedar Street, the same place where the students practiced and learned their skills.

Yvette Goorevitch, director of special and alternative education for the New Rochelle School District, said some students use the experience to prepare for jobs in food service, but others are just taking the opportunity to learn skills that they can use in their own homes.

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Adam Boekman, 16, said he likes to cook and to eat. He said he even helps his mother cook at home.

He said he learned knife skills and different ways of cutting different types of foods.

Boekman said that he's increasing his list of culinary favorites.

"I like to make fish with lemon sauce," he said. "It's good."

Watch the full video for more.

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