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Reservations Available: Fine Dining Comes to Deerfield High School

Students organize fancy lunch once a month.

The cafeteria at DHS looked more like a five star-restaurant than a school dining
hall on Tuesday. More than 40-students dressed in their best and enjoyed a
royal feast.

“It’s so out of the ordinary,” Luke Williams, DHS senior, said about the event. “Most people expect food fights but we’re doing the exact opposite.”

Williams has sat with the same group of friends during lunch for the past four years. The group came up with the idea of fine dining one day and pitched it to administrators.

“Fine dining is the monthly phenomenon that occurs when a select group of seniors come together with the goal of having the most fancy lunch possible,” Williams explained.

Ten senior boys participated in the first fine dining experience. The students dressed up and enjoyed a lavish meal of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The group decided to go “bigger and better” the next event, senior Graham Johnson explained and hoped to make “a cultural change at Deerfield”. The following month, more than 20 gathered for another fine dining lunch. This time the students catered in from Boston Market. There was also a live string quartet that played.

“It was a pipe-dream,” Jason Ashworth, senior co-organizer, said about getting fine dining up and running and believes it will have a positive impact on the student body.

On Tuesday, students hosted the 3rd fine dining event and more than 40 teens
were in attendance. The menu was beefed up with an appetizer to start, there were two waiters, live music and dessert topped the meal off.

“Seeing the actual plan come to life is what I loved,” Williams said. “My favorite part was seeing everyone dining together.”

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