A team of four young chefs from Lucerne Valley High School’s culinary arts program competed in the third annual Regional Chopped Competition Friday morning at Victor Valley High School.
The Lucerne Valley High School competitors were Jesus Arreola, Noah Smith, Curtis Freeman and David Cummings. The Lucerne Valley team competed along with eight other local schools. The high school's culinary arts program, which is offered through Career Technical Education (CTE), is taught by Kim Evans.
“They did a wonderful job representing Lucerne Valley!” said school counselor Rebecca Rubio.
The contest is sponsored by the Mountain Desert Career Occupational Pathways JPA and takes place in VVHS’s state-of-the-art culinary facility. Using specific ingredients, tudents must create an original dish in a certain amount of time. They are then judged by area food services professional on a number of points including creativity, cooking procedures, taste, presentation, sanitation and efficiency.
Photos courtesy of Rebecca Rubio, school counselor at Lucerne Valley Middle High School