Four Culinary Arts teams representing Stuart Career Tech High School, Goose Creek Memorial High School, Stuart Career Center and Sterling High School competed in the annual Aramark Lone Star Chef Competition for the right to represent Goose Creek CISD at the state competition in February.
Building on the popularity of food trucks, the theme was once again “Eat the Street.” Students were tasked with creating dishes that were nutritious, delicious and would appeal to a food truck connoisseur.
The competition was judged by Dr. Anthony Price, Deputy Superintendent for Goose Creek CISD; Chef Brittany Jerome, Corporate Chef for SYSCO; and Rex Miller, Stuart Meat Processing instructor at Stuart Career Tech HS.
The students presented dishes that were full of flavor and creativity. The team from Sterling High School, under the leadership of Chef Alesha Tate, presented a “Spicy Chicken Flatbread.” The Goose Creek Memorial team, under the leadership of Chef Maria Gonzales-Maldonado, prepared a “TexMex Bowl.” The Stuart Career Tech team, led by Chef Tina Andrade, presented a “Crazy Cone Rolled Taco”. But it was the “El Destino’s Swich”, Cuban Sandwich, presented by the Stuart Career Center team, led by Chef Kylie Sobczak, that took first place.
The winning team, “Hehejandro and The Boys,” won the statewide competition last year.
Team members, Nathan Garza, Destiny Whitener and Alejandro Alcantar are excited to return to the state competition to defend their title on February 7 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.