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May 20, 2009 > Copper Chef - who will reign supreme?

Copper Chef - who will reign supreme?

Though a "secret ingredient" was not part of the competition, kitchen stadium at American High School was nonetheless filled with suspense on Thursday, May 14. Two finalist teams were locked in culinary battle to determine whose presentation would reign supreme.

Instructor Chef Michael Carey proudly watched as both teams - Basic Cooking and Bakery & Pastry were judged and critiqued by local Master Chef Patrick Farjas, ROP Superintendent Charles Brown and Publisher William Marshak. In a close contest between chicken quesadilla and red velvet cake, Basic Cooking's quesadilla was declared the winner. The top prize, bragging rights and a special meal prepared by their instructor. The larger reward for all contestants was the opportunity to participate in a realistic team challenge.

Mission Valley Regional Occupation Program (ROP) is all about life experience. Classes enhance and are often integrated with local high school curriculum, some taught at the schools and others at the new ROP campus in Fremont. Culinary Arts classes are currently held on location at four high schools - American, Logan, Kennedy and Newark Memorial. Under the supervision of experienced chefs, future culinary wizards train to excite the palates of family, friends and in some cases, customers of elite culinary establishments.

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To learn more about the Culinary Arts Program and other opportunities at Mission Valley Regional Occupational Program, call (510) 657-1865 or visit www.mvrop.org.

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