ALBEMARLE COUNTY Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center's Food Bus is finally back as it kicks off its first event of the school year.

This gives culinary students an opportunity to make food for the community.

"When I get older, I want to become a chef. So, this is like this a big thing for me too. Run things and to see how the food and business industry works so I think that is very fun too," said Shauneste, a student at CATEC.

Students offered various options, such as macaroni and cheese and hamburgers, as part of their experience running a restaurant.

"They are planning and preparing for the food bus. They will get a sense of what it is like to run a restaurant and staff a restaurant on a day-to-day basis," said Stephanie Carter, the director of CATEC. 

"Well, I think the biggest thing they learn is really the sense of urgency when we are in a kitchen. You know, it is move, move, move all the time. You've got to keep going and you can’t stop," said Joshua Davis, culinary instructor.

This will not be the only time the students will get this opportunity. They will get the chance once a month and during community events.

This plays a part in shaping the future chefs of America.

"I think that this is very special because a lot of students don't get an opportunity to come to a trade school and do the things that they like. So I find it very special that I have the chance to come to CATEC," said Shauneste.