A team from Sauk Rapids-Rice High School won second place in a national family and consumer science education program competition in the restaurant management category in Washington DC over the weekend.
The competition was organized by Prostart, a two-year high school program that combines the classroom and industry with the goal of developing the restaurant and foodservice leaders of tomorrow. Each year, they host the National ProStart Invitational where students and schools from across the country compete in several foodservice-related categories.
The Sauk Rapids-Rice team became eligible for the national contest after winning first place in the state contest in April.
“I couldn’t be prouder,” said Mary Levinski, FACS coach and teacher at Sauk Rapids-Rice High School. “Ecstatic, to say the least. A wonderful trip with a group of students.”
The team consisted of Noah Rosenberger, Jaidev Lachmansingh, Chelsey Vogel, Kavan Gullette and Siofionn Falk. Levinski said they had great chemistry which helped them win.
The team developed a Southeast Asian food truck concept called “bát lớn”, which means “big bowl” in Vietnamese.
Nearly 400 students from across the country participated in the annual competition.
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Ben Barber Innovation Academy of Texas won first place in the restaurant management category this year.
Abdulla Gaafarelkalifa is the education reporter for the St. Cloud Times. Contact him [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @AbdullaGaafare1