East Peoria Community High School students win top honors at ICC Culinary competition

Culinary students from East Peoria Community High School were awarded 1st prize in the 2017 Central Illinois High School Chopped Competition held February 24-25 at the ICC Culinary Arts Institute at the Peoria Campus.

Congratulations to the 1st Place high school student chefs from East Peoria Community High School (left to right): Anissa Hieronymus, Breanna Blanco, and Kassidy McGraugh!

Congratulations to 2nd Place high school team from Woodruff Career and Technical Center (left to right): Demetrius Marks, Sondos Asad, and Zoe Musser.

Student chefs from five area high schools faced off ICC’s first culinary competition featuring area high school students showing an interest in professional cooking. Teams of three were given selected ingredients and tasked with planning, preparing and cooking, and presenting plates to be evaluated by a blind panel of judges.

Teams from Dunlap High School, East Peoria Community High School, Midland High School, Pekin Community High School, and Woodruff Career and Technical Center competed in the first round of competition on Friday. Teams from Woodruff Career and Technical Center and East Peoria Community High School advanced to the championship round on Saturday.

Congratulations to all of our talented student chefs!

Dunlap Community High School : Sara Andrews, Zac Frazier, Nick Trudden

Midland High School : Jarod Anderson, Andrew Lawrence, Nathaniel Schackow

Pekin Community High School : Brady Degolyer, Sabrina Falkingham, Ryan Salazar