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Feb. 23


Feb. 23, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876, office

402-960-0697, cell


Media alert: Culinary competition to test area high school students tomorrow


What: Nearly 100 high school students representing 16 Nebraska and Iowa schools will showcase their culinary expertise at the 12th annual ICA High School Culinary Invitational. Teams will compete for prizes and scholarships by preparing three-course meals and presenting them to expert judges. 

When: Friday, Feb. 24, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

The best opportunity for visuals will be from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and noon-2 p.m.

An awards ceremony will take place following the competition at 4 p.m.

Where: Inside the Swanson Conference Center at MCC’s Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway.


Background: Students will represent the following schools: Adams Central, Bellevue East, Homeschools, Lewis Central, Louisville, Millard West, Milford, Omaha Burke, Omaha Career Center, Omaha Central, Papillion-La Vista South, Plattsmouth, Ralston, Roncalli and The Career Academy.



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.