Success is on the Menu for AJHS Culinary Students

By: Apache Junction Unified School District
Daniel Vergos gets ready for competition.
Daniel Vergos gets ready for competition.
APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. - Feb. 6, 2019 - PRLog -- Some may consider Daniel Vergos the Top Chef in AJHS' Culinary Foundations Program, but the heat in the kitchen will be cranked up several notches as the sophomore will be competing in the SkillsUSA Region 3 competition at the EVIT main campus, 1601 W. Main St in Mesa on Saturday, Feb 16th.

Daniel is the first culinary student from Apache Junction High School to compete. He will be competing against other students from SkillsUSA Arizona Region 3 as they battle to attain a medal. The contest is judged on areas of professionalism, technique and cooking skills and is timed. A panel of industry judges evaluates each contestant awarding scores in each area.

"Daniel loves the culinary arts and is very excited to participate in this competition," said John Diana who oversees the culinary program. "The art of creating food is an exciting and growing profession and we are very excited to offer it at the high school."

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.

For more information about AJUSD call 480-982-1110 x5317.

Sally Marks
Tags:Culinary School
Location:Apache Junction - Arizona - United States
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