Last Friday, Chef Bragg's culinary students had the opportunity to compete in a "Chopped" competition under the direction of chefs from Bella Vitale Restaurant in Warsaw. Three teams, consisting of two students and one chef, each planned & prepared an entree' that guests sampled and voted on which dish they liked the best. Mauricio Carvajal & Isaac Netzley created a flank steak fajita dish paired with Spanish rice, sauteed vegetables, and tortilla crisps. Ashley Nowaczynski & Zack McNulty presented their guests with a pork tenderloin stuffed with a sweet potato puree and served with a mango salsa. Olivia Najera & Mauricio Martinez took first place with their baked cod dish and won a three-piece knife set each. Special thanks to Bella Vitale Owner, Peggy Roulo, Executive Chef Blake Elick, and chefs Derrick Gamble & Matt Connett for partnering with us to make this event possible.
All proceeds from the event will go toward the culinary arts end of the year field trip to Indy later this month.