KS_keystoneshootersFor the first time ever Keystone  Job Corps Center Culinary Arts students participated in the Chamber of Commerce Taste of Greater Hazleton.

The event, which is in its 1oth year, showcased the best food the Greater Hazleton Area has to offer. The Culinary students’ entry was the “Keystone Shooter,” which were meatballs served up in a baked cheese cups. They were a big hit with all the participants.

The participants raved on how delicious the “Keystone Shooters” were and some even compared them to traditional family cooking.

Dante Passeri said of the meatballs to his grandmother Patricia Tunnessen who is a retired Keystone employee, “They’re just as good as yours.”

She agreed saying, “They are good meatballs.”

The students enjoyed showing those who stopped by the talents they have acquired at Keystone.

“I was proud to represent Keystone and the Culinary Program. This is a big event for us for it provides us with the opportunity to show what we can do,” said student Ernest Drake III. “It is enjoyable to serve the people and watch them as they really like our offering. Everyone has complimented us on our meatballs.”

The Standard-Speaker later published an article and photo about the event, which highlighted the Keystone students.