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The Elegant Chef, the award-winning, in-school restaurant
at Nashoba Valley Technical High School, will reopen to the public for
lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
A new chef-instructor, Jeremy Bussiere, will join the team that
provides the best lunch value in town, including veteran
chef-instructors Francis Zentgraf and Carley Engle. Bussiere will
teach the Hotel & Restaurant Management curriculum, while Zentgraf and
Engle teach Culinary Arts.
“It’s with a great deal of enthusiasm that I look forward to working
at one of the finest technical schools in the state,” said Bussiere, a
native of Royalston. “Nashoba Tech’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality
programs are among the best around.”
Zentgraf said the Elegant Chef will offer a free dessert with any
meal during the month of September.
“We want to showcase our baking and pastry area, which
Chef-Instructor Engle and the students do an excellent job with,” he
The Elegant Chef has won the Best Entrée category —which is akin to
winning Best Movie at the Academy Awards — five times in the last
eight years at the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of
Nashoba Valley competition, held every March
The Elegant Chef will be open to the public for lunch Tuesday through
Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., while school is in session.
Reservations are not needed, but to make one or to obtain a menu, call