OCC Hot Food Team Wins Regional Competition in Las Vegas



Who: Orange Coast College Hot Food Team

Team members Adrian Almanza (Santa Ana), Annette Alvarado (Anaheim), Zack Evans (Westminster), Lauren Lopez (Garden Grove), Elizabeth Mendoza (Santa Ana), Coach: Chef Bill Barber, CEC

What: 1st place WIN in the 2015 American Culinary Federation’s Western Regional Student Team Competition!!!

Where: College Of Southern Nevada, Cheyenne Campus, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: Saturday March 21, 2015

Why: Because the OCC team got the top score and a Golden Medal, beating out 6 other teams.

Very close scoring about 1 point apart between 1st and 2nd .


2 – Bellingham, Tech College (Washington) Gold

3 – Utah – Silver

4 – Hawaii – Silver

5 – Colorado Bronze

6- Oregon Bronze

Now What?

The Team will begin practicing next week and start preparing 24 portions of a “signature 4 course meal” in late May. The Team travels to the National Student Team Championship in Orlando this July where they will face the other three regional winners.

Team OCC will be accepting donations and support through our OCC foundation and they are tax deductible