Saturday, January 8, 2011
Everett High Wins Boloco Competition
Everett High School culinary students Josue Henriquez, Francisco Hernandez and Josue Panmeno are presented with their new boloco/Future Chefs Cooking Jackets today by boloco Co-Founder Jason Hutchinson.
It was a day of Chefs, food writers and food professionals sharing their insights and experiences today at Quincy High School. Then, it was into the kitchens where Future Chefs students from four area High School culinary programs (Everett, Madison Park, Boston, Somerville and Quincy) competed in the boloco Inspired Burrito Challenge. While all of the burritos were really creative and flavorful, it was Everett High's The Crimson (named after their football team) that won first place. An amazing and impressively sophisticated blend of Middle Eastern ingredients were used to build this Mediterranean burrito featuring roasted eggplant, tzatziki, tabouleh, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, rice pilav and red onion. All the judges (including myself) agreed that this was a standout. The students attributed their own inspiration to the support of faculty and the multicultural diversity of their school. Congratulations to all of the schools and to boloco for supporting Future Chefs.
We'll be running a full post later in the week with some of the featured speakers, videos and peek inside the extraordinary kitchens at Quincy High School, under the direction of Patrick Noe, as the students prepared their inspired burritos.