Culinary Welcomes New Chef
Culinary students welcome new chef, Jacque Allen, to Southeast High School. She has worked as a kitchen manager at Haile Middle School for eight years and also as a chef at the Manhattan Bar and Grill for eight years. Chef Jacque is also certified in Pro Start 1 and 2 as well as ServeSafe and has a degree in Culinary Arts. Some of her goals for the Culinary Club are having 60 teachers a day eating in our Seminole Cafe, ensuring students have enough knowledge to work in a restaurant after finishing her course, and winning the next years Chow Down for Charity event. Click to read Culinary course descriptions.
Mixon Citrus Competition
Southeast’s Culinary Arts student competed against Venice High School’s Culinary Arts students at the Mixon Citrus Competition. The teams will prepared appetizers, entrees, and desserts using citrus as an ingredient. Students Sabrina Escuza (middle) and Lucas Fath (right) both placed in the competition. Sabrina won first place in the dessert category earning her two job shadow opportunities in the culinary field. Lucas placed second in the appetizer category earning him one culinary job shadowing opportunity.
Seminole culinary students have earned awards in previous competitions in categories such as desserts and decorative presentations.
Local Culinary Magazine Spotlights SEHS’ Culinary Program
The Town Taster, a local culinary magazine, visited the Seminole Cafe recently to find out what really goes on in the kitchen. The editors were impressed by what Chef Jacque’s students have learned. The six culinary interns were interviewed about competitions, future goals, and what inspires them. Click to read the entire article.
CONGRATULATIONS go out to Justin Rifner who was elected to SkillsUSA Florida State officer position. He was elected at the Florida SkillsUSA State conference as the Technology Coordinator for the 2012-2013 year.
Regional competitions will be taking place in February 2013 at Sarasota County Technical Institute, and Charlotte Technical Center.