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Feb. 25 2016

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 Feb. 25, 2016
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
CONTACT:
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager
531-MCC-2876
darayment@mccneb.edu
mccneb.edu


Media alert: Culinary competition to test high school students tomorrow at MCC

What: More than 90 high school students representing 15 Nebraska and Iowa schools will showcase their culinary expertise at the 11th annual ICA High School Culinary Invitational. Teams will compete for culinary glory by preparing three-course meals and presenting their own restaurant concepts.
 
Students will represent the following high schools: Bellevue East, Fremont, Gross Catholic, Louisville, Milford, Millard Horizon, Millard West, Omaha Career Center, Omaha Northwest Magnet, Omaha South, Papillion-La Vista South, Plattsmouth, Ralston, Roncalli Catholic and Waverly.
 
When: Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Awards ceremony at 4 p.m.
Where: The Swanson Conference Center inside MCC’s Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. 
 
Background: The invitational is supported by MCC students, staff and faculty and by leaders in the food and hospitality industries. The event recognizes students for teamwork, excellence in culinary skills and knowledge of the industry. Additionally, it gives leaders in the industry the chance to interact with and evaluate future leaders.
 
The event is free and open to the public.

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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.