Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Top Chef Seattle Schools Style

From SPS:

The West Seattle High School culinary team won the "Best Entree Award" at the 2011 Boyd Coffee ProStart Invitational - beating 17 other teams across Washington. The team members are students are Kirby Davis, Latisha Evans, and Johnny Le. The students received a $500 Scholarship to The Art Institute of Seattle, a Certificate of Achievement and a chef's knife. Kate Ptasnik of Roosevelt High School was named ProStart Student of the Year.

The students attribute their success to two chef mentors; Quinton Stewart, executive chef at Branzino in downtown Seattle, and Robin Leventhal of Stopsky’s Delicatessen on Mercer Island. The Pro Start class is offered at West Seattle High School and is taught by Sarah Orton and Danielle Henry.

Thank you to these two mentor chefs for supporting Seattle's youth.

Any good news from your corner of the district?

1 comment:

wsnorth said...

Bravo! WSHS might not be right for the academically oriented, but I think it might be great for a lot of students.

We received the 9th grade "planning guide" and it referenced a lot of technical and occupational offerings in 9th - 12th grade.

Not for us, but hopefully it is on the upswing and serving a need!!