The Nevada State ProStart Champions enjoying a night tour of the monuments in Washington DC before National ProStart Student Invitational #NPSI2023 competition begins.
NPSI is the premiere secondary school competition focused on culinary arts and restaurant management. Every year, over 400 students come from all over the country to compete! Winners are awarded coveted scholarships from the nation’s top restaurant and culinary management programs. #NPSI2023
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Our state invitational was hosted by UNLV on March 4. There were 10 schools/70 students from across the state competing in this year's competition. The top team in each category will compete at the National ProStart Student Invitational in Washington D.C. May 2-4.
Congratulations to our Winners:
Edible Centerpiece - First Place - Jovanni Corrilo, Cheyenne High School
Tiered Cake Design - First Place - Yaribeth Arzola, Cheyenne High School
Buttercream Cake Design -
First Place - Yamileth Pina, Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Second Place - Mary Goldwater, Douglas High School
Third Place - Aiko Ruelan, Carson High School
First Place - Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (Hannah Figurski-Weeks, Kyle Moyer, Rylee Schoenbachler, Laisha Sanchez)
Second Place - McQueen High School (Reese Hewlett, Savannah Seanor, Jaelyn Spilman-Stone, Paul Culbert)
Third Place - Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Team Diamond (Xavier Garcia, Brian Le)
First Place - Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (Noah Musni, Dylan Highline, Kaya Banuelos, Kaylee Martin, Riley Marshall De La Mora)
Second Place - McQueen High School, Team Blue (Evan Ulm, Matias Gamero-Zapata, Luke Dangel, Shealynn Murphy)
Third Place - Centennial High School (Gemma Dettry, Lashari Patterson-Davis, Zoe Weeks, McKena Beverley, Maybry Robinson)
Newport Meat Company sponsored a Certified Angus Beef Meat Lab. Meat Scientist, Carson Rogers, PhD fabricated a whole beef carcass and discussed the decisions a butcher must make when meeting the supply and demand of their clients and how to break down each primal of the cow into various cuts used in industry.
ProStart teachers had the opportunity to meet with Chef Gary LaMorte and tour the Raiders training facility kitchen. They learned about the intense focus on player nutrition for health and performance, how to prevent food fatigue, and the overall function of the kitchen and dining room.
Congratulations to our 2022 Nevada ProStart Culinary Champions representing Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology and Management Champions from McQueen High School (both from Reno)!
Both teams represented Nevada at the National ProStart competition in Washington D.C. in May 2022