K’shante Gomez, a student of T. A. Thompson Junior High School, and Kareem Thompson of D.W. Davis were the first and second place finishers of the Young Chef Culinary Competition. Both students have been entered into the National Young Chef Junior High School Competition. Acting Education Officer Raquel Turnquest said the plate presentations and cooking methods of both students were at an “exceptionally” high level.
“It is obvious that the students in junior high school have the capability of competing in this competition and presenting dishes that rival anything that you see in a gourmet restaurant,” said Ms. Turnquest.
Some of the dishes entered in the junior contest are also pictured below: