Northern Neck students place first in statewide culinary competition

The NNTC culinary arts team puts the finishing touches on their first place culinary finish in front of a crowd at James Madison University. Photo courtesy of Todd Davis

by Jackie Nunnery

A culinary arts team from the Northern Neck Technical Center (NNTC) on April 6 placed first in the culinary category at the Virginia ProStart 2022 invitational at James Madison University.

According to NNTC assistant principal Todd Davis, this was the first year the team of Carissa Davis, Lancaster High School; Austin Jordan, Colonial Beach High School; and Makari Carter, Samuel Fayson and Bryanne Roane, all from Essex High School, placed first and qualified for the national competition.

The students, instructed by Chef Gary Whitecotton, created their own menu: sea scallop appetizer with….


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