The JHHS Culinary, Baking, and Restaurant Management teams had a tremendous week at the Wyoming ProStart Invitational.
The culinary team defended their 2017 state title by expertly preparing three courses in one hour using only two gas burners and no electricity or refrigeration. The baking team prepared two breads, a show cake, and demonstrated a variety cake decorating techniques while the Restaurant Management team created a business plan for a restaurant and presented it to several panels of judges.
Below are the results:
Culinary: 1st Place
Sam Lima, Santiago Montiel-Juarez, Jennifer Lopez, Said Jimenez, Brayan Perez
Professional Baking: 1st Place
Katya Flores, Jasmin Nava Moreno
Restaurant Management: 2nd Place
Katie Lewis, Morana Lunquiest, Sarah Sampson
These wins are more than a feather in the students’ chef hats, they provide $235,000 in culinary and hospitality school scholarships to our students and allows the culinary students to compete at the National ProStart Invitational April 27-29 in Providence, Rhode Island.
ProStart is a two-year educational program supported by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in partnership with the Wyoming Restaurant and Lodging Association. This career-building program blends classroom learning with hands-on training to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and food service industry.