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Field Trips

Plum Tomato Field Trips

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Students will come into our open kitchen and perform all of the steps for making a magnificent pizza, but obviously, the best part is enjoying the masterpiece that they have created! We find that our Plum Tomato field trips are a valuable learning experience for students who may be interested in working in the restaurant industry as well as a fun and educational way to reward good students.

Field trips are held at our Colchester location only.

 

 

 

 Field Trip FAQ’s

When do the field trips take place?

Field trips are held on Friday mornings at 10:00am. We insist that the field trips be held at this time in order for the students to have the safest experience in our kitchen.

How much does the pizza-making field trip cost?

$12 per student.

What is included in that price?

You will have both a server and one of our kitchen staff assisting your group. Students are allowed to make a 10 to 12 inch pizza, choice of cheese or pepperoni, and have unlimited drink refills. We will provide all paper and plastic ware (i.e. forks, plates, napkins, cups).

How many students are allowed to participate in the field trip?

Depending on the age of the students, the number of students can be negotiated when reserving the field trip.

How long does the field trip usually last?

Depending on the number of students, we find that most field trips last about one and a half hours.

How does the field trip work?

The experience begins with our kitchen staff introducing themselves to the students. During this time, we talk to the students about what they are going to be doing as well as going over important rules of the kitchen. We also tell the students their options for drinks.

Next, all of the students are led to our hand sink, where they wash their hands. Our server is there to assist them as well as take down their names and drink orders.

Students then enter the kitchen where they are given a dough ball. They are instructed to pound the dough using a “finger-tip and drum” method. They then are taught how to stretch and toss their dough. After their dough is the appropriate size, they move to the next station where they will put their toppings on the pizza. The pizza is then cooked in our brick oven which usually takes anywhere from 3 to 5 minutes. Students are allowed to watch their pizza cook. When the pizza is done, our staff will cut the pizza and escort the student back to the table with their pizza and drink.

When the students are done eating, our staff will provide boxes for leftovers if needed.

How do I reserve a field trip?

Contact Erin via the Colchester location at (860) 537-3996 or send us a message by clicking the Contact Us tab on the top right of this webpage. We recommend that you book your field trip at least a month in advance in order to reserve your preferred date.