Los Angeles area Public High School Students Compete in Careers through Culinary Arts Program Cooking Competition for Scholarships
Friday, May 15, 2015
Cooking competition – 9am – 11am
Judging at 11:30am
L A Mission College
13356 Eldridge Ave.
Awards breakfast – Monday May 18, 2015
Montage Beverly Hills
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Finalists representing public high schools from Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Glendale School District, Pasadena School District and Aqua Dulce School District will compete against the clock when C-CAP re-creates the intensity of a restaurant kitchen for the high school seniors to face off in a savory and sweet challenge. Within a two-hour time limit, each competitor will prepare, from memory, a two-course French meal: hunter’s chicken with tournÃ© potatoes and dessert crepes with pastry cream and chocolate sauce.
Students will not only be critiqued on their dish’s taste and presentation, but also on their organization, sanitation, work flow, timing, techniques and skills.
This year’s esteemed judges are:
Chef Raymond Alvarez, C-CAP Alum, Toca Madera
Salvador Avila, C-CAP Alum
Chef Celestino Drago, Drago Central
Barbara Fairchild, Real Eats
Chef Andrew Feldman, Glendale Community College
Chef Jason McClain, Jonathan Club
Diane Mohilef, A Day in the Kitchen
Yoko Newburg, C-CAP Advisory Board Member
Chef Jeff Palmer, Baldwin Park Adult Food Service & Hospitality
Chef Roger Pigozzi, UCLA Dining Services
Nicole Raleigh, C-CAP Alum
Chef Aaron Robbins, Boneyard Bistro
Richard Grausman, C-CAP FounderSusan Robbins, C-CAP President
The competitors were chosen on the basis of their performance in the preliminary competition, academic records, a personal essay, and their desire to pursue post-secondary education and to forge careers in the food service industry. Students will be competing for scholarship awards and opportunities including full- and partial-tuition scholarships to premier local culinary colleges and to some of the most prestigious culinary schools in the country.
The results of the C-CAP Los Angeles Cooking Competition for Scholarships will be revealed to participants at the annual C-CAP Los Angeles Awards Breakfast on Monday, May 18, 2015, 8:30-10:30a.m. at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel 225 N. Canon Dr. Beverly Hills. Celebrity Chef Jamie Gwen, cookbook author, and syndicated radio host on KABC-Radio will be the guest speaker.
posted 5/12/15 by Andrea Gonzalez