March 1

March 1, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



High School winners from MCC culinary competition announced


OMAHA, Neb. — Nearly 100 high school students competed in the 12th annual ICA High School Culinary Invitational at MCC’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. Teams competed by preparing three-course meals and presenting them to expert judges from the industry. 


Students represented the following high 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. 


Culinary competition

First place-grand prize: The Career Academy – TCA Innovators

Second place: Homeschool – The Brotato Chips


Best Banner

Omaha Central – Golden Jackets


Best of Beef

Omaha Central – Golden Jackets


Best of Pork

Omaha Central – Panic at the Crisco


Best Starter

The Career Academy – TCA Innovators


Best Main Plate

Papillion-La Vista South – Incredible Impastas


Best Dessert

Ralston – Ragin’ Asians


Scholarships, gift certificates, medals and a trophy were presented during the awards ceremony. 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 showcases the culinary arts and hospitality programs at MCC, which prepare students for careers in the food and hospitality industries. 




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.