Students at a cooking school are learning how to cook up some competition in their high school-based technical program.
This is common among cooking colleges, as competitions not only offer a way to showcase their skills but add the flavor of excitement to the end of a term.
Ottawa Township High School recently reintroduced its cooking school program for students with an interest in continuing their education in the study of culinary arts.
Teacher Vicki Alsene brought the classes back to the curriculum and focused the course on those who are honing career skills for their future in the kitchen. To kick off the come-back class, the students were treated to a reality television style cook-off, complete with a theme and three courses.
This is a mirror of competitions that take place a higher level cooking schools across the country as well as those arranged in the professional world at competitions such as Bravo’s “Top Chef” Competition and Food Network’s “Iron Chef” competition. Major university accomplishments and exotic cuisines are the topic of competitions at premier cooking schools across the world.
The students in the cooking school classes at OTHS had to create cuisine that one could drink through a straw in the form of a smoothie, a Halloween dinner item, and a desert in the form of cake.
There are more than thirty students in the revamped cooking school class that participated in the competition and were quite creative with their dishes. A mummy calzone won the competition according to a news report at My Web Times and the second place winner was a meatloaf fashioned to look like Frankenstein. Among the creative treats at the cooking school competition were tasty cupcakes, dips, and cookies fashioned into Halloween shapes.
Other students at the school played the role of the judges and a neighboring English class had to complete a writing assignment about their experience at the competition.