You could call it a scene from the popular TV reality show “Iron Chef.” Only this time, it featured local high school students who are interested in pursuing a career as chefs.
Saturday was the The Golden Spoon Competition, a culinary arts cook-off event at Culinard, the Culinary Institute of Virginia College. In teams of three, students from Baker, Citronelle, Davidson, Murphy, Vigor and Williamson competed for scholarships as well as cash rewards. Unlike the television show, the teams had two hours instead of one hour to create an appetizer, entree and dessert using pre-selected ingredients.
The judges for Saturday’s event were Studio 10 co-host Joe Emer, Chef Paul Wooten of the Culinary Institute, and Adam Brown, Hospitality Manager for Mobile Golden Corral Buffet & Grill.
Martha Peek, Superintendent for the Mobile County School System, tweeted who were the winners. Davidson High School won first place, Vigor High School placed second and Citronelle High School students won third place honors.
The competition was sponsored by Golden Corral and Culinard, the Culinard Institute of Virginia Collect. The winning teams received cash rewards and the seniors were offered Culinard scholarships