Poston Butte High School repeats as winner of Pinal County Culinary Arts Competition
by: Guy Harrison
A total of five high schools competed and were judged on production in the kitchen, plate presentation, and taste of their food. All teams were required to make a meal consisting of pork schnitzel, braised red cabbage, potato pancakes and apple strudel.
“All of the students on all of the teams did well,” Chef Carol Bennett, CAC’s culinary arts coordinator, said. “The competition gave them a taste of what it’s like to prepare a meal in a pressure environment. Even with that, the food still tasted great and was well-presented.”
Each team had 90 minutes to complete two sets of the meal, one for plate presentation and the other for tasting. Maricopa, Santa Cruz, Casa Grande Union and Vista Grande high schools all participated along with Poston Butte.