Ivy Tech–Northeast announces culinary competition winners

7 students chosen to attend the college’s spring trip to France to study culinary arts abroad

culinary_winnersEach January, the Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Department of Hospitality Administration conducts a “Mystery Basket Competition” for students who would like to participate and possibly earn a spot in the college’s trip to study culinary arts abroad in the spring.

This year’s competition featured 11 culinary student competitors and six baking and pastry student competitors. Culinary students were given four hours to write a menu utilizing three mystery ingredients, cook the menu and then serve it to a panel of professional chefs. The mystery ingredients included a meat, a whole fish and a vegetable. During the student’s time in the kitchen they were judged by professional chefs on sanitation, organization and other kitchen skills. Baking and pastry students were charged with completing a decorated cake, preparing a chocolate dessert, a fruit dessert and a yeast bread. These students were also judged by a panel of professional pastry chefs.

Standards for judging are set by the department’s accrediting body, the American Culinary Federation. This year’s winners will be traveling to France in May.

Student winners: Mark Crawford, Chad Rolli, Kathy Burner, Nicole Cherry, Mike Trabel, John Mullett and Ashley Haegert

Share a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s