By Alejandra Cedeno
On March 1st culinary students assisted 7 staff members in a Soul Food Throw Down. As a way to celebrate Black History Month, culinary teacher, Chef Jeff, created an event for teachers to be able to showcase their version of what they consider “soul food” in their culture and family. Along with the help of second and third year students, the teachers prepared foods such as jambalaya, pasta, cod, beef stew, meatballs, and oxtails to then face head to head in a competition of recipes.
The competition was fierce but English Teacher Mrs. Conroy and sous chef Rishad Ragland took the win with her homemade meatballs and sauce. All the meals were exceptional and culinary students enjoyed sampling different types of traditional foods. They also enjoyed being the ones to give their teachers a grade for once!