Culinary arts club creates menu masterpiece

April 29, 2008 5:00:30 PM PDT
The Culinary Arts Club at Clear Springs High School received a standing ovation from guests after the student and guest chefs created appetizers that ranged from cold soup to super gourmet.The menu featured an array of food from around the world. Guests sampled everything from Crab Cakes to Tuna Tartar on a Wonton Crisp and Quesadilla of Duck Confit. Student and Guest Chefs worked side by side at nine cooking stations to make the evening a culinary masterpiece.

Guest Chefs who volunteered for this first time fundraiser: Chef Lann Perkins, Instructor/ Clear Springs High School , Chef Roland Kyburz, Executive Chef / South Shore Harbor Resort, Chef Justin Yoakum, Executive Chef /The Aquarium Restaurant, Chef Paul Mendoza, Director of Culinary Arts / Galveston College, Chef Robert Maccarone, Child Nutrition - Executive Chef / CCISD, Chef Leonard Pringle, Instructor / San Jacinto College, Chef Jeffery Alreche, Cooking Coach / HEB, Chef Leslie Bartosh, Instructor / Alvin Community College, and Josh Hairgrove, General Manager / The Aquarium Restaurant

The Culinary Arts Program is new to the Clear Creek Independent School District. Students who graduate from the three year program have the opportunity to earn certifications that will qualify them to be accepted into college level culinary courses and to work professionally as a prep chef.

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