LHS Competitive Culinary team takes 5th at State
In November of 2012, eleven students at LHS tried out for the competitive culinary ProStart team. They wrote a letter of interest, created a menu, and competed in a one-hour cooking demonstration to showcase their incredible culinary skills. Five students were selected for the LHS team. Once selected, the team met once to twice a week to develop a menu that included an appetizer, entrée (complete with a protein, starch, and vegetable), and dessert that had to be prepared within one hour. In addition to the menu development, the team was scored on knife skills, chicken fabrication, teamwork, costing, safety and sanitation.
Twenty-six teams of high school students statewide came together to participate in the Missouri ProStart Culinary and Management Competition held in Union, MO, on February 15th, 2013. The competition was judged by leaders from the food service industry and leading colleges and universities. Liberty High School's ProStart team finished Fifth in this years State competition.
ProStart is sponsored by the Educational Foundation of the Missouri Restaurant Association and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences and Human Services Section. The competition is hosted by the Culinary Arts Department of East Central College.