Students execute another “restaurant take-over”

Sophomore Dyani Teter delivers an order to the back room of the Lucky Pig Pub & Grill. -Ogden Reporter photo by Kathy Pierce

This young group of up-and-coming entrepreneurs were sure getting a work-out last Monday at The Lucky Pig Pub & Grill here in Ogden. 

Eighteen embers of Ogden High School’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Class were bustling around, some greeting and seating guests, others taking food orders. Behind the counter they were making salads and filling drink orders.

Lucky Pig owner Randy Russell observed as his staff assisted the “newbies” during that 2 1/2 hour time span. For the students,  it was all about learning the nuances of working in a restaurant. 

My husband joined me for a tenderloin and fries, one of the items on their specially-designed menu. I was impressed by the professionalism shown by the staff. Our food order was delivered in a timely manner and to our specifications. The waitress   stopped back, checking to see if everything was fine. Staff was cognizant of any beverages that may need replenished. And smiles were plentiful. In fact, had I not been aware this was a learning experience, I would have thought they were regular staff.

But this wasn’t just about learning the restaurant business. It was a fundraiser as well. The Lucky Pig is donating profits to the OHS Hospitality & Tourism Management program.

Read more in the March 7 issue of The Ogden Reporter.