Culinary students attend workshop

Published 2:10 pm Thursday, March 19, 2015

On Feb. 20, six students from Davie High School attended a culinary and restaurant management workshop at The Chef’s Academy in Raleigh.

Students worked on chicken fabrication, perfected knife skills, and got tips from professors relating to meal presentation and planning.

These students participate in ProStart, a class sponsored by the National Restaurant Association and offered in high schools across the country. This class teaches students about the hospitality industry and provides work experience as well as competition and scholarship opportunities.

The workshop was held to prepare for the NC ProStart Invitational in Durham on March 23-24.

Last year, Davie’s team won the culinary competition and attended the National ProStart Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn.

Davie’s restaurant management team has won second place for two straight years. The team is coached by Mandy Hines and assisted by Hugh Lee, faculty members at Davie High.  Applebee’s of Statesville and  Cracker Barrel of Clemmons are a part of the advisory board and mentors.

Team members are Destiny Lee, Emma Kilgore, Jennifer Velazquez, Kathryn Bradshaw, Kyle El-Homsi, and Rachel Larsen.

For more information about the program and being a business sponsor, contact Hines at​