On Friday, March 3rd, the County Prep High School Culinary Arts team competed in the Skills USA “MRE” challenge. There were fourteen teams in the contest. The student chefs were given 6 MREs: “meals ready to eat that military branches use when training or in battle.” The gold medal winners created a meal which consisted of three courses that corresponded to the military:
A cheese flan in the shape of a submarine (Navy)
A beef ravioli with cheese on top of a vegetable biscuit
A bunker and sand bags made out of chili and diced potatoes
Mexican chicken mole (spicy chocolate) with penne pasta & jalapeño cheese
Chocolate coffee mousse considered to be the “safe haven”
Cookie & pop tart crusted with chocolate coffee mousse with a blueberry granola spread
The three Marine judges along with the Army and the Navy were impressed by their creativity and presentation.