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The MPC Hospitality Department is proud to present the 1st Annual Culinary Challenge for Monterey County High Schools to showcase the future culinary masters of our community.  High School teams are comprised of 3 students each. Interested schools should sign up today to participant.  The event will be held at the Hospitality Building Courtyard on the MPC Monterey Campus.

This years event is scheduled for Friday, May 1st (12:00pm to 1:00pm)

 

Appetizer Challenge

Cookie Challenge

  • Each team will prepare an appetizer / small bite (200 portions)
  • Food can be prepped ahead of time but must be finished at the MPC Kitchen on the day of
  • MPC Kitchen opens at 8:00am
  • Each appetizer must include a required ingredient
  • Required ingredient will be announced before the event
  • Each team will have a table to decorate and display their dish
  • Team is responsible for any paper goods for serving dish
  • 11:00 team presents appetizer to Judges
  • 12:00 event opens to the public and team will serve appetizer from their table
  • 1:00 voting ends and the winning appetizer will be announced
  • Cookies will be baked in their High School Kitchen 
  • Any type of cookie is allowed (200 portions)
  • Each cookie must include a required ingredient
  • Required ingredient will be announced before the event
  • Each team will have a table to decorate and display their Cookies
  • Napkins will be provided for each table
  • 11:30 team presents Cookie to Judges
  • 12:00 event opens to the public and team will serve cookies from their table
  • 1:00 voting ends and the winning Cookie will be announced

NOTE: A high school team may register a maximum of 1 team per challenge. 


Two awards will be awarded for each challenge:

JUDGE'S CHOICE &  PEOPLE'S CHOICE

All event attendees will vote for their favorite appetizer and cookie.

Judges will base their votes on:
Taste, Dish Presentation, Verbal Presentation, Use of Required Ingredients, Sustainability

 

Registration is now open!

Register a high school team for a challenge

Register as a guest for the event

 

Resources

High School Team Information Sheet
Event Flyer