Cooking Competition

Carson Middle School Culinary Students Compete in Cooking Competition
Posted on 04/29/2024
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In collaboration with Chartwells, the Carson City School District foodservice partner, Culinary Arts students from Ms. Tammy Borreman’s class at Carson Middle School competed in a “Discovery Kitchen Cook Off.” Similar to a mini version of the Food Network’s Iron Chef, the timed cooking competition featured teams of three students who prepared succulent dishes for a judging panel.

The meals were assembled with specific themed ingredients and required the competitors to prepare a chicken, a starch and a veggie. Whose cuisine reigned supreme? The boneless buffalo wings with sides of potatoes, celery, carrots and from-scratch ranch dressing. The winning dish was prepared by eighth graders Alexa Ortiz, Lindzy Plascencia-Flores and Zuleyma Ruiz-Villasenor.

Members of the winning team were awarded spatulas and gift cards to the RESCO Restaurant Equipment and Supply Co.

Other cook off finalists include Yaslin Castaneda-Rodriguez, Nevaeh Ellis and Jimena Lara who prepared a breaded fried chicken with alfredo linguini and steamed broccoli. Additionally, Anthony Milner, Amelia Papez and Charlie Richetta prepared a garlic chicken with alfredo and spinach salad.

The judges included Athena Peters, executive chef with Chartwells at the Carson City School District; Sharon Larson, district chef with Chartwells at Lyon County School District; Akiko Miyagi, director of Nutrition Services at Lyon County School District and Ryan Canaday, news anchor with KTVN, Ch. 2.

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Discovery Kitchen Cook Off winners Alexa Ortiz, Lindzy Plascencia and Zuleyma Ruiz are pictured Friday, April 24, during the "Discovery Kitchen Cook Off" cooking competition in Ms. Tammy Borreman’s Culinary Arts Class at Carson Middle School.