A team of five culinary arts students from Clear Springs High School battled it out with the top culinary programs in the state and earned 2nd place among 288 teams. The ProStart competition is sponsored by the National Restaurant Association. Student teams from across the country demonstrated their business acumen and culinary skill.
CCISD congratulates the Clear Springs High School team of Shawn Dalton, Ian Moseley, Michelle Tang, Samantha Macey and Monica Escobedo. According to Culinary Arts teacher, Chef Kathleen Roussel, “This is unheard of for a rookie team in this very competitive event. I am very proud of what these students have accomplished. They worked very hard and missed their spring break in order to prep for this competition.”
The talented team created a fine dining three course meal in just one hour without the use of running water and electricity. Students are judged by a team of nearly 100 professional Chefs in areas such as sanitation, food safety, team work, creativity, taste, organization, presentation skills menu creation, food costing, and culinary techniques among other skills.
Check out their winning menu below:
Fresh Chilean Seabass with Aji Amarillo Leche de Tigre, Choclo Corn, Crispy Cancha, Red Onion & Habanero Slices, Diced Sweet Potato, Mini Purple Potato Rounds, Fried Plantain Chips.
Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin Filet, Sautéed Tri-color Peppers & Red Onions in a Red Wine Soy Reduction Sauce, Crispy Yukon Gold Potato Croquettes, Quail Egg, Seasoned Micro Greens & Blistered Grape Tomato Salad, Avocado-Banana Mousse.
Banana Tres Leches Cake, Vanilla Bean Creme Chantilly, Dulce de Leche Sand, Candied Almond Slivers, Mango Coulis, Fresh Mango Petals.