Penn State Berks students turn Opportunity House into five-star restaurant

Student preparing food at Opportunity House

A student prepares food at Opportunity House.

Credit: Penn State

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Penn State Berks students will turn Opportunity House into a five-star restaurant on the evening of Wednesday, April 10. The theme will be the Penn State “Loving Lion” and clients will enjoy a three-course meal and an evening to remember. Students enrolled in college’s four-year Hospitality Management program will be joined by other students throughout the college in this annual volunteer event coordinated by the Office of Campus Life.

The day will begin with students shopping for supplies and decorating Opportunity House’s dining area with centerpieces, lights and various other ornaments provided by the Penn State Berks Hotel and Restaurant Society, a student organization. Throughout the event, students will serve in the roles of cooks, sous chefs, hosts, waiters and food runners. They will work on food preparation from 2 to 5 p.m. and at 7 p.m., the meal will be served.

For more information, contact Autumn Fritz, assistant director of community development at Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6098 or via email at [email protected].

About Opportunity House
Opportunity House has been helping the homeless population of Reading since November 1984 and has expanded to include an emergency shelter, a 24/7 childcare and learning center, services from the Children's Alliance Center, assistance for veterans, and reuse and recycle services that reinvest funds back into the agency in order to further support their mission and services.