Governor Charlie Baker has rewarded Northampton’s Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School with a sizable grant. Smith has been given nearly half a million dollars to upgrade and modernize the kitchen for the school’s highly popular Culinary Arts program. It’s the largest grant that the program has seen since its introduction, so there’s a lot of excitement from the top all the way down to the students. The state grant of $484,000 will enable the Culinary Arts department to purchase a food truck, and create an outdoor dining area. In addition to modernizing its kitchen equipment there are plans to include a rotating oven.