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Students prepare hundreds of Swedish pancakes for the community


Retired CTE chef returns to share his expertise


Students from Mohon and Cohoes make crepesFive hundred Swedish pancakes were on order Thursday as Capital Region BOCES Career and Technical School (CTE) students prepared the delicacies for a weekend fundraiser.

The students in Chef Mark Brucker's culinary program worked under the tutelage of retired CTE chef and teacher Anders Faltskog, who returned to share his knowledge of his homeland's breakfast staple.

 The Swedish pancakes will be served along with lingonberries and American pancakes, as well as other breakfast foods, at a Swedish American Pancake Breakfast at the Burnt Hills Fire Department in Ballston Lake (811 State Route 50). The breakfast will run from 8 a.m. to noon or until supplies run out. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Vasa Tegner Lodge 109 Swedish Organization.

"I enjoy returning every year to work with the students and help a good cause," said Falkstog.

The students also found the experience fun.

"It's fun to cook and learn new recipes," said Joe Valcourt, a junior in the culinary program from Mohonasen.

While the students are having fun and learning, they are also giving back to the community and are gaining valuable work based learning hours. In addition to the hours in the kitchen on Thursday, CTE students are also expected to work at the breakfast on Sunday.A Chef and a student make crepes


In the top photo, Nick Brazzell of Cohoes and Joe Valcourt of Mohonasen make Swedish pancakes.

To the right, Chef Anders Falkstog shows Gabriella Novak of Watervliet how to make the dish.








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