SRHS Senior Advances at SkillsUSA Culinary

Cristina Gonzalez advances to Skills USA Culinary Arts state competition
Posted on 02/08/2019
This is the image for the news article titled Cristina Gonzalez advances to Skills USA Culinary Arts state competitionRayburn High School senior Cristina Gonzalez will advance to the Skills USA Culinary Arts State Competition in Corpus Christi April 4-7th, after recently winning first place at the regional level. 

The competition evaluates how prepared a student is for employment in the food industry, judging contestants on excellence and professionalism in knife skills, chicken fabrication, food preparation, taste, appearance, safety and sanitation.

During Cristina's competition, she had ten minutes to set up, twenty minutes to fabricate a chicken, twenty five minutes for knife cuts, and fifty five minutes to prepare a meal. The meal consisted of an airline chicken breast with pan mushroom gravy, brown rice pilaf, sauteed green beans, and glazed carrots. There were a total of four heats with a total of 30 students competing. 

Rayburn H.S. culinary arts teacher Andrea Medina beamed with pride as Gonzalez accepted her award.

"Proud is an understatement of what I felt watching and then hearing her name as she won first place," said Medina. "Her ease of motions showed her preparation and knowledge of the tasks at hand. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her in the culinary world."