Students Whip Up New Cuisine
Highlander Staff Reports
July 26, 2012
Filed under Campus Life
Students recently competed in the Ultimate Campus Chef Competition sponsored by Metz & Associates, the dining management services company for the campus community.
The team named The Zinc Saucier, featuring brother and sister duo John Whitesell and Ruth Whitesell, of Harveys Lake, Pa.; and Matthew Zito, of Freeland, Pa., won the fast-paced competition by preparing a three-dish menu that included hand-crafted cream of mushroom soup, Panko encrusted chicken in raspberry sauce and Crème Brulee.
The Ultimate Chef Competition is similar to the spirited cooks-offs featured on the Food and Bravo networks. During the frantic culinary battle, each team had one hour to prepare three dishes using a mystery market basket of ingredients that included a unique array of items, and present them to the judges. The judges, Christine Somers, director of Campus Ministry, Glen Bozinski, director of Admissions, and Paulette Wolanski, administrative specialist in Student Activities, evaluated the dishes on taste, presentation, originality and name.
A second brother and sister duo, Adam Grzech and Breanna Grzech, of Mountain Top, Pa., along with fellow students Jenna Reel of Conestoga, Pa.; and Vince Paone of Jamison, Pa., competed as The Swim Team. The third team to complete, Team SGA II – Some Guys Anonymous, included students Stephen Burnett of Tobyhanna, Pa.; A.J. Heintz of Glenside, Pa.; Chase Thomson of Wysox, Pa.; and Matt Erney of Jim Thorpe, Pa.