Camelback HS Culinary Team Takes 3rd in the Teen Cook-off at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Posted by Community Relations on 4/20/2016

The Camelback Culinary team of Javier Duarte, and Juan Orneles took 3rd place in the Teen Cook-off at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, April 16 and they beat the two teams from the hometown high school Chaparral. Arianna Soberanes and Joseph Grant was the other Camelback team. The students had to prepare a appetizer and an entree in 45 minutes. The judges were Jeff Holman, who is a former instructor at Metro Tech.   The second judge was Chef John who competes in worldwide competitions. The third judge as a chef who owns six restaurants in Arizona. The Camelback team was invited to Chef John’s kitchen to learn some techniques on plating. “This was outstanding, considering after looking at the points that separated them from winning first place was two points. This was our first competition that our culinary team has participated in, and we will be better prepared for the next one, said instructor Joe Carbajal.