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JCCC culinary team wins grand prize in student competition in Florida

Posted on Sep. 26th, 2012
Story by Melodee Blobaum
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The Johnson County Community College culinary team won the grand prize in the International Foodservice Expo 2012 student team competition held during the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show Sept. 22 to 24 in Orlando, Fla.

Ten teams competed in the competition: eight from Florida, one from Georgia and JCCC.

The competition included a knife skill and butchery test, followed by preparation of a four-course hot meal for four people, done in 75 minutes in front of American Culinary Federation certified judges including two master chefs.

JCCC team members, all culinary students and chef apprentices, are Sophie Buell, Kansas City, Kan., captain, Ian Denney, Kansas City, Mo., Adam Glass, Overland Park, Sophia Elmer, Olathe, and Delci Reimer, Kansas City, Mo.

In addition, JCCC student chef Sally Wilson, Kansas City, Mo., received a silver medal in a cooking competition against 18 professional chefs who were not students.

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