Breakfast My Way: Sharing Food and Conversation with the PA

Posted on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

The Parents’ Association Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee hosted the first “Breakfast My Way” event for Gaynor parents on Tuesday, December 14.

The event was held in the EC Garden, and is a new way for the parent community to come together, get to know each other better, and to try different breakfast traditions from other parents. The PA hopes to host a breakfast every month.

This inaugural meeting featured coffee and arepas, a traditional Venezuelan meal, and was hosted by Gaynor parent and Board Member Oscar Gil, father of Cristina in the Blue Cluster.

At the breakfast, PA President Keech Shetty welcomed the participants, and expressed how excited she was to have parents meeting one another in person again.

Oscar introduced his family’s breakfast tradition saying, “I grew up in Venezuela, a beautiful country, where our traditional breakfast was arepas, coffee, and natural fruit juices. People have them any time of the day, it’s our sandwich substitute. We have a family tradition of having them on Fridays at home in New York.”

Cinthia Gil then demonstrated how to assemble arepas in the traditional way, and everyone got a chance to make their own.