Archive for Thursday, March 15, 2007

Culinary arts students get taste of recognition

March 15, 2007

Eudora High School students brought home bronze medals in the case study management event from the 2007 Kansas ProStart Student Invitational, administered by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association.

Four Eudora students enrolled in the culinary arts program competed March 5 and 6 in the contest in Wichita.

The culinary arts management team of sophomore Kendal Abel and juniors Kelsie Riser, Jim Thoennes and Dustin True placed third among 16 teams from around the state. The management competition features a team's industry knowledge through their participation in a case study and a question-and-answer "game show"-style event.

While the district's culinary arts program has sent teams in the past, this year's team was composed of four first-year culinary students.

"The students did very well, especially for a group of first-year students," culinary arts instructor Jason Gray said.

"They had a blast, learned a ton, and I received countless compliments about their behavior, manners, politeness and etiquette. They were fantastic ambassadors for our program and our district."

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