Special to the Independent
Everett High School Culinary Arts students showcased their skills and creativity in the Massachusetts Restaurant Association’s ProStart Competition, held March 21st at Gillette Stadium.
A team of five culinary students had one hour to conceive, prepare, cook, and plate a three-course meal — using only two burners! Everett placed fourth in the 12-school competition, recording near-perfect scores in product check-in, safety and sanitation, professionalism, and teamwork.
Representing EHS were seniors Patrick Bien-Aime, Thomas Guerrero, Ohsemenard Vales, Heidi Orellana Ramos, and Ashley Arriaza Sageth. Their three-course menu was Italian influenced: A starter of ratatouille ravioli, followed by chicken marsala over creamy polenta, and capped with a tiramisu with a chocolate ganache.
In addition, junior Cindy Emile finished sixth in a separate Cake Decorating Contest in which the competitors had only one hour to frost, pipe, decorate, and present a two-tiered cake.