Davie High culinary team best in state

Published 8:49 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

Davie High School ProStart students came home from the NC Prostart Invitational in Durham March 23-24 with a state title.

The competition has two categories: teams from across the state compete in the culinary competition or restaurant management competition.

The Restaurant Management team won first in the state. This team develops a restaurant concept and is judged on a written business proposal, verbal presentation, visual presentation and critical thinking.

Even though Davie has won second in this category for the past two years, the team hasn’t taken top honors since 2009.  This year’s team is comprised of Kyle El Homsi and Rachel Larsen.

The culinary team took second place by a close margin to Cary High School. They are judged on culinary skills and execution, taste, food safety and santitation, and food costing. The culinary team is comprised of Kathryn Bradshaw, Emma Kilgore, Destiny Lee, Jennifer Velazquez and Rachel Larsen.

The Davie High ProStart Management team will head to Anaheim, Calif. to compete in this year’s national invitational at the Disneyland Resort April 18-20. They will compete against teams from all over the nation.

The team is coached by Mandy Hines and assisted by Hugh Lee, both faculty at Davie High School.

ProStart is a curriculum written and supported by the National Restaurant Association. Learn more at www.nraef.org.