Thursday, March 30, 2017

Student culinary teams vie for college scholarships

Teams of students from New York and Vermont vied for scholarships and other honors in the recent 13th annual ProStart Invitational, held at Monroe College in New Rochelle by the New York State Restaurant Association Ediucational Foundation (NYSRAEF).

The competition is one of the organization's largest events. Thirteen schools from all over the state, and for the first time Vermont, participated in challenges designed to test students'  culinary and restaurant management acumen. More than 100 students, educators and industry professionals were on hand for this year’s competition. The winning teams will compete in the National ProStart Invitational scheduled for April 29-May 30 in Charleston, SC. 

Competition results:
New York Culinary: 

1st, Ulster County BOCES, Port Ewen;  2nd, Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES, New Hartford; 3rd, Capital Region Career & Technical School, Schoharie.

New York Management: 

1st , Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES, Yorktown Heights; 2, Rockland BOCES, West Nyack; 3rd, Questar III: Columbia Greene Educational Center, Hudson.


1st, Southwest Vermont Career Development Center, Bennington.

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