December 14, 2005
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Southwest Hospitality Management Culinary Students Awarded First Place
In People Choice
Written by Brenda J. Rayner
Shrimp and Crabcakes with a duet of Voodoo Pepper Sauce and Cilantro
Cream with Creole corn relish was the tasters’ delight that helped
garner Southwest Hospitality Management Culinary students first place in
the Peoples Choice Award for the Best Dish at the Twentieth Annual Great
Chefs’ Tasting Party. The students, under the direction of Chef Steven
Leake, were also awarded “Best Presentation”.
Pleased have been awarded two -- first place ratings, Chef Leake’s
emphasis was on team spirit as he spoke about the contest, “Although,
winning is our ultimate goal, learning what it takes to work together as
a team to get there is most important.
The Hospitality Management Program at Southwest prepares students for
careers in the rapidly growing hospitality industry. Students aspire
toward various management careers in food and beverage, hotel, culinary
arts, tourism and travel.
This annual event is presented by the American Culinary Federation and
benefits the united Cerebral Palsy Association of the Mid-South.