Entrepreneurship At Regatta
Our Annual Regatta at Brentwood would not be the same without the extremely popular food booths that are run by the Entrepreneurship 12 students. Whether you are craving something sweet or savoury, you can find almost anything in the many booths that are set up in the Plaza. Entrepreneur 12 is a class that teaches students how to run and create a business - and the finances behind it. Regatta is the perfect event for these students to show off what they have learned throughout the year by coming up with different foods to sell during this busy weekend.
The students get into teams and set up their booths, as well as make the food that visitors and the Brentwood community get to enjoy. The Entre students invest their own money to create their food booths, and they get to keep the profits earned from sales during Regatta.
The food booths this year are grilled cheese, beaver tails, bubble waffles, crepes, churros, chicken strips, and an ice cream/sweet shop. These students work the whole day from sun up to sun down to ensure that everyone gets to enjoy their delicious food. The grilled cheese and bubble waffle booths both said that the most enjoyable part of selling their food is the “consumer interaction”, and the Sugar Shack said that their favourite part is “making and selling all of our products”. The hardest parts for them are the “long shifts”, “clean up” and “getting up really early”.
Every person working the booths has important roles, whether they are “scooping ice cream, making cotton candy, working at the till and organizing the product”, or “handing the food out” and “preparing it”. Running these booths requires lots of hard work and dedication for the students, but at the end of the day it’s worth it to see all of the people who get to enjoy what they have created - and it also doesn’t hurt to see their bank balance increase. ;-)
Ameera E, Allard ‘19