Giving Back

The Midtown Supper Club (MSC) and its partners are a community of dedicated individuals, businesses, organizations, and volunteers who have embraced this dynamic pilot program as a vehicle for nurturing creativity and goodness in young souls. The program has three sessions that include restaurant training, dance instruction, and music production education. 

We recognize potential in all of its forms and welcome every student who has an interest in one, two, or all sessions offered. We embrace the individuality of each learner regardless of where they fall on the continuum of natural artistic ability. We understand the inherent value that a safe, enriching, and community-centered environment brings to the lives of children. 

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While dance, music, and the culinary arts are our primary focus, we will also work hard to ensure that we are doing everything we can to support our students in other aspects of their lives. Nutritious meals/snacks will be provided during the 16-week out-of-school program. We will also offer homework help and, most importantly, will ensure the children will interact with positive adult role models each time they walk through the doors of MSC. 

MSC invests in students, not only as up-and-coming chefs, dancers, and recording artists, but as part of our community’s extended family. We look forward to providing your child with safe, structured, and fun sessions that we hope will be life-changing. Welcome to MSC, where your child will thrive. 

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Diversity Dance:

The art of dance will be experienced by up to 30 youth in this 16-week course, two days per week. They will learn and practice two different routines in preparation for public performances. Physical activity, teamwork, healthy relationships, and creativity are encouraged through music and movement. 

Wacky Wednesdays:

Wednesday evenings from 4 to 6 p.m. will consist of several collaborations including The Ohio State Extension, Sandusky Recreation staff, Color Me Pretty and future guests to be announced. The nights will include arts and crafts and board games including chess/checkers. Homework help will be provided from 3 to 4 p.m. and dinner is available provided by the Salvation Army at 6 p.m. Pickup is from 6:30 to 7 p.m. 

Sandboxx Records:

One day per week the youth will learn all aspects of a recording studio and will be able to create a product that will be produced and recorded by them through the guidance of Shawn Patrick Thomas Daley, Owner/Operator Producer/Engineer at The Mohawk Studio and Clifton Frisby owner of Sandboxx Records. Contact Shawn shawn@themohawkstudio.com or 419.366.9229 or Cliff at Clifton@sandboxxrecords.com or 419.203.7600 for more information. 


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Registration: Want to sign up for Midtown Supper Club? Fill out the attached registration form and drop off to the Sandusky Recreation offices at 222 Meigs Street in the city manager’s office. Contact tfrisby@ci.sandusky.oh.us or 419.627.5888. An Open House for Midtown Supper Club participants to meet the chefs and tour the facility is scheduled for Saturday, December 30, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. Attendance at the open house is strongly encouraged 

Attendance Policy: Attendance is key to a successful program. It is essential for participants to be willing to attend all sessions of their selected program. Parents/Guardians should be supportive of the participant’s participation in this program. We do understand that sometimes something comes up and will prohibit attendance to the program, if this should happen please contact Tondra Frisby, 419-627-5888 or tfrisby@ci.sandusky.oh.us. Failure to attend three sessions will result in dismissal from the program. 

Behavior Policy: We hope that your children will be excited to participate in the Midtown Supper Club. Demonstrated disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Program administrators reserve the right to remove disruptive children from the program as deemed necessary. 


CULINARY PROGRAM: OUR CHEFS 

 
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Brad Kraft Food Service Director - Sandusky City Schools

Chef Brad has been the Food Service Director for Sandusky City Schools for 5 years. Prior to Sandusky City Schools, he was the Food Service Director for EHOVE Career Center for 13 years. He has continuously been a Youth Culinary Instructor at EHOVE Career Center for the past 16 years, teaching students from Sandusky City Schools and surrounding local schools the fundamentals of cooking and baking. Brad is dedicated to developing today’s youth in the knowledge of Culinary Arts.

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Derrick Moore Owner - Derrick’s Diner

Chef Derrick started his love for culinary arts when he was seven years old. He was born in Meridian, Mississippi and is a 1992 Sandusky High School graduate. Chef Derrick wanted to expand his culinary choices, so he sought advice from two expert chefs: his grandmother Ruth Agnes and his great-grandmother Ruby Nolan. He is a father of four and has lived in Sandusky for the past 29 years.

 
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Clinton Bates Owner - Bates Family Farm Kitchen

Chef Clinton Bates is from Columbus, Ohio and lives in Huron. He is an heirloom vegetable farmer and attended the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. Following his educa-tion he perfected his culinary capabilities at two popular Cleveland restaurants. He worked as an executive sous chef at The Greenhouse Tavern and earned the lead cook position at Urban Farmer Cleveland’s Steakhouse in the Westin Cleveland Downtown. Shortly after his mother Rebecca died in 2015, Bates moved into her house next to his farm, Bates Heirloom Farms. It has been Chef Clinton’s lifelong dream to own a restaurant.

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Katie Korobkin Owner - Sweet Potato Catering

Chef Katie attended The Culinary Institute of America where she spent two years training in both classical and cutting edge techniques. In 2013, after graduating with a degree in culinary arts, she moved to Colorado where she was introduced to mountain American cuisine. She then moved on to a 5-star, 5-diamond property in Park City, Utah and then on to a boutique Mediterranean restaurant. Her 10 years of training and experience has lead Chef Katie back to Sandusky to create Sweet Potato Catering.