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J.P. Taravella High School Culinary Students Take Top Honors in Statewide Competition

Thursday, April 10, 2014
Students from J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs recently won first place overall in the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Educational Foundation’s 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Team Competition.  The competition took place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando in March.  A total of 60 schools participated in the competition. Teams competed in four events, which included the Cracker Barrel Management Competition, the Johnson & Wales University Culinary Competition, the Keiser University Edible Centerpiece Competition and the Coca-Cola Company Waiters Relay Competition.
In addition to being named the overall champions, the Taravella High School students also shined in the individual events, earning first place in the Management Competition, which qualifies the Management team to travel to Minneapolis, Minnesota in May for the national competition.  Taravella High School also ranked third in the state in the Edible Centerpiece Competition.

(Listed in alphabetical order)
Gabrielle Ball, Michael Cohen, Mikayla Espeut, Channelle Gayle, Kyndall Jaffe, Mario Lorrimer, Katrina Munchez, Daiana Rojas, Amanda Servellon O'Malley, Jacqueline Syrowski and Madison Taylor

In addition to the ProStart Culinary Team Competition, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association has announced its 4th annual Excellence in Education Awards.  Congratulations to the following Broward County educators, students and schools for their achievements:

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