On Saturday May 21st, three of our students competed in the VI Ultimate Flavors Culinary Competition: Eyad Hamed, Aneesh Chandiramani and Anna Lola Williams. They were given a list of ingredients and expected to prepare a hot appetizer that would impress the judges. Just before cooking time a secret ingredient was announced and the students were expected to incorporate this secret ingredient into their already decided appetizer. The secret ingredient was bok choy.
Our team prepared fried shrimp with a curry-cilantro sauce accompanied by a bok choy salad topped with toasted peanuts. Not only did they wow the judges, but the judges commented that their dish was very "grown-up" for their age level and they were impressed at how well they communicated with each other and worked together.
As the results rolled in we did not hear our name called for 3rd place, we did not hear our name called for 2nd place but we did hear our name called for 1st place! Out of six schools that have actual culinary arts programs at their institutions we came out on top! Congrats to these three students! It was an honor to coach and mentor them. Go Volts!
Submitted by Ms. Weichman - way to go Coach Weichman!