Rich South students prepare more than good food
May 23, 2013 1:46PM
Rich South High School culinary arts students Brian Woods and Eugene Calloway wait to hear what judge and staff member Rhonda Travis had to say. | Supplied photo
Updated: June 27, 2013 6:02AM
Rich South High School culinary arts students annually present a capstone project under the direction of chef Mark Crawford, head of the culinary arts program at the Richton Park school.
For the past five years, the students have been required to showcase the skills they have learned through a cross-curricular project. It requires students to research a region or country, find recipes, develop a full menu, lay out a table presentation, prepare oral and written presentations and prepare the food.
The projects are displayed while judges are served the many dishes and discuss menu choices with the students. Judging takes place over 42 content areas for a total of 620 points.
Crawford was named Chef of the Year this year by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.