Culinary students from Cordova win big at Career Technical Education competition
Students from Cordova High participated in the California FCCLA(Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) competition for Region 4 in California, the event was held at Cordova High on Feb. 2.
Competitions took place in seven of 20 leadership and career development events: Child Development, Culinary Arts, Culinary Display, Food Innovation, Interior Design, Job Interview and Menu Planning and Table Display. The event was coordinated by Linda Olsen-Davis, CRE Region Chair and Dianne Goldman, Region and Host Site, who is also the long time Culinary Academy teacher at Cordova High.
Many students from Cordova High placed high in the competition. In the Culinary Arts category Ethan Heidt placed first for Salad Preparation in the Junior Division. Senior Division winners in Salad Preparation were: Esther Abass (1st) and Angela Greathouse 3rd. In the Food Innovation category Christina Ternes and Jessica Sullivan placed 1st, Chris Anays, Vanessa Crawford, and Amethyst Walker placed 2nd. In the category for Culinary Display Patisserie, Wendy Simien placed 1st and received Best of Show recognition. In Culinary Display Breads category Milka Nyambura placed 3rd. In the Culinary Arts/Commercial Food Preparation Michael Waters, Rafael Cardona and Kenneth Yang placed 1st.
Congratulations to all of our talented culinary arts students on your accomplishments. Winners from this event will compete next at the FCCLA State Leadership Conference later this spring.