Oregon ProStart H.S. Culinary Championships
March 2, 2014 | Red Lion Hotel on the River - Jantzen Beach, Portland
Students representing 17 schools from around the state competed in the Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships presented by Boyds Coffee® March 2nd in Portland. This statewide event not only showcased the talent and enthusiasm of our future leaders in the industry, but also celebrated the hard work of students, teachers and mentors.
Congratulations to Seaside High School's culinary team who took first place overall. This is the second year in a row for Seaside as they will head to Minneapolis, Minnesota in May to represent Oregon in the 2014 National ProStart Invitational! Seaside's menu included: Smoked Seaside razor clam chowder, Northwest beef tournedo Napoleon and bread pudding.
2014 Boyds Coffee Culinary Cup Winners:
First Place: Seaside High School
Second Place: South Salem High School
Third Place: North Eugene High School
Fourth Place: Willamette High School
Fifth Place: Tualatin High School
2014 Category Awards:
Best Knife Skills: Bend High School
Best Poultry Fabrication: Mountain View High School
Best Overall Team Work: Bend High School
2014 ProStart Awards:
Student of the Year: Ben Guerra, Willamette High School
Inspirational Leader of the Year: Heidi Larson, Tualatin High School
ProStart Mentor of the Year: William Leroux, Martin Hospitality
View photos from the event on ORLA EF's Flickr page.
The competition challenges student teams of four to create a three-course meal in one hour, using only two butane burners. The results were amazing with impressive skills and teamwork shown by all of our student competitors.
For more information on how you can participate or support this program, contact Wendy Popkin, executive director, ORLA Education Foundation, at 503.682.4422.