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Culinary II Annual Sandwich Competition


Following their unit on yeast bread, Mrs. Firasek’s Culinary 2 classes participated in sandwich

 competitions in which they planned, prepped, and plated up one-of-a-kind sandwiches to be served to a group of judges. The competitions began the week of February 19, with the judging taking place on February 22 and 23. The sandwich competitions allowed students to hone their culinary skills in a fun and creative way. Students came up with a unique sandwich idea and demonstrated their ability to execute proper mise en place*. Students demonstrated knowledge of the primary components of one of the most renowned dishes nationwide: the sandwich.

To have a perfectly made sandwich, contestants needed to have a piece of bread, a spread, a filling, and a side to pull the piece together, two of which needed to be homemade components. On judging day, students sat in front of a selected group of teachers and presented their meals.


The winners of the competition are as follows:

2nd hour

Grace Gitau, Sydnee Patterson, Obi Neet, Marissa Kemp.: Homemade pesto chicken sandwich on homemade focaccia bread with a side of Italian slaw.  


3rd hour

Noah Jackson, Calvin Means, Molly Farris, Samiyah Watson: Chicken Philly on homemade French bread with a side of homemade fries and a cookie.


4th hour

Skylar Ludwig, D’Wayne Belk, Braiden Boschen, Lukas Monreal, Robby Taylor: Fried chicken sandwich with a homemade blueberry balsamic glaze with a side of creamy coleslaw.


5th hour

Erin Baker, Samiah King, Joan Ruhiu, Destiny Snead: Alfredo chicken sandwich with an Italian side salad.


“Overall, all the sandwiches tasted great and I was very proud of all the groups,” Firasek said. 





*a French culinary phrase which refers to the preparation required before cooking

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Hey! I’m Laura Westberg, a senior at Hazelwood West. I’ve been on the school’s swim team for three years now and I've managed the boys swim team for two. I’m involved in a few of the clubs we have here at West, such as TSA, FBLA, Key Club, and more. I’m even a certified drone pilot through a course taught by West’s Mr. Herman. Outside of school, I’m part of the Florissant Valley of Flowers Queen and Court. I really like traveling and the outdoors, you'll probably find me watching movies, listening to music, shopping, or making art. I absolutely adore animals, sushi, and the water, but most of all I love spending time with my family and friends.
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