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Feb. 17

Feb. 17, 2020


Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876, office
402-960-0697, cell


Culinary competition featuring high school students comes to MCC

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska high school students will descend upon Metropolitan Community College for the 15th annual Institute for the Culinary Arts High School Culinary Invitational on Thursday, Feb. 27 inside Building 22 on the Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The competition will take place from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. with an awards ceremony following.

The invitational will feature students competing against each other in various categories as they are judged by industry professionals for taste and presentation. Students will represent the following schools: Burke High School, Central High School, Homeschool, Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln North Star High School, Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion-La Vista South High School, Plattsmouth High School, Ralston High School, Roncalli Catholic High School and The Career Academy. 

The event recognizes students for teamwork, excellence in culinary skills and knowledge of the industry while showcasing careers in the food and hospitality industry. The event is free and open to the public. 


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.