Central High School Holds 2nd Annual Culinary Throw Down

June 3, 2010

On Friday, May 21, CHS Principal Bill Waters challenged four student culinary arts teams to a "throw down" in the school's culinary arts kitchen. Mr. Waters competed against the student teams for the championship title.

All teams were required to use shrimp as the main ingredient in the entrees they prepared. Each team also used the same surprise "secret ingredient," green olives, announced by Mr. Waters as the contest began. A panel of judges, including KLST week night anchor Carolyn McEnrue, SAISD school board member Max Parker, Lake View principal Matt Smith, and SAISD public information officer Jamie Highsmith, visited with contestants during the cooking process. Once the entrees were completed, the teams plated the food and served the judges, all of whom agreed theirs would be an overwhelmingly difficult decision.

The winning team of Erik Walsh, Shannon Carpenter, and Levai De Hoyos (last picture below)received championship cooking aprons from Mr. Waters, who was named runner-up.