With a "farm to plate" philosophy, Rising Stars is open to special needs students ages 18-26 who leave high school with a certificate of completion.Please call us at 586-806-6455 to schedule a time that is convenient for you. We will give tours to any size group, and will be available by phone from 8:15 am until 3:30pm
Welcome to The Rising Star Cafe
Our Rising Stars Chefs dazzled a group of Oakland County Transition Coordinators with their Culinary abilities.
As our guests arrived, they were greeted and seated by our students. The meal started out with a Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil Salad with Vinaigrette. The main course was Chicken Piccata served on a bed of Rice Pilaf with Spinach. They topped off the meal with a Fresh Fruit Compote served on a Meringue Pillow.
Our students did an outstanding job and we are very proud of them!!
We thought our fans would enjoy this video we put together on the first 6 weeks at Rising Stars...
Our students at Rising Star Academy have been working hard this fall. Harvesting the crops, cleaning up the farm, and tending to the chickens. We have also been inside the Rising Star Cafe learning the basics of following a recipe. We are learning the importance of weighing and measuring the ingredients and following directions in order for the recipe to be great.
The following article appeared on October 9th 2013:Inside a classroom at the Rising Stars Academy October 1, professional chef and educator Mark Prentiss and a group of students gathered around a kitchen counter......Read the rest of the story here:
Thank you for airing this special story about our school, students and community garden, Paula Tutman and WDIV-TV Local 4 News.
If you're a parent of a special needs child your biggest concerns include what will happen to that child after you're gone. Indeed, special needs students go through school. But what next? What jobs can they get? There are some out there, but they are few and far between and they may not offer that all important shot at independence. READ MORE HERE.
Rising Stars Academy, Culinary Arts School For Students With Special Needs, Seeks Enrollment. Awesome segment by Alexandra Bahou of WXYZ Detroit. Thank you for capturing our story so well!
The art of cooking-- it’s hard to master, but 24-year-old Joe Duda has no problem rising to the challenge. Joe is just one of the students enrolled to start at Rising Stars Academy this fall. The non-profit academy is a culinary arts school for students with special needs. The first of its kind in Michigan. "We’re going to teach our kids the culinary, but also the agroscience...so they can actually cook their own food and learn how to eat healthy,” said Rising Stars Academy Founder Mark Prentiss. READ MORE HERE.
We're excited to announce that we have registered our first two students! However, we'd love to keep the momentum going and keep adding to our numbers. If you want to learn more about Rising Stars Academy, please check out the links on the left side of the page and contact us if you would like more information. We look forward to hearing from you!