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Temple City High School Students Compete in Culinary Cook-off

by Lynne Burkardt

Temple City


image003Temple City High School held its sixth annual Iron Chef Culinary Cook-off on January 30, 2014.
Nearly 100 students in Kim Allen’s Small Business Management with Food ROP classes planned, prepared, and served culinary creations for their final exam.    Each of the 18 groups had a little more than a week to select and prepare recipes that they could execute well enough to win.  Some groups found “copy cat” recipes that were restaurant imitations; others used family recipes that had to be written down for the first time.  Students have a 1½ hour time limit to prepare three dishes for four judges.  The judges are TCHS Principals, teachers, former students and community members.   Guest judges sampled delicious appetizers, salads, entrées, desserts, and beverages and rated the culinary fare on creativity, taste, presentation and clean up.


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