(Alpha Media- Brooke Bickford) Iowa Central Culinary students took home both first and second place honors during the Iowa Pork Producers Association Student Taste competition this month.
According to a news release from the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the students coming in first prepared a dish stuffed with ground pork and served with pea puree and roasted fingerling potatoes. The second place team made a pork kebab with peppers and onions served on garlic flatbread.
Members of the first place team were Trevor Schueneman of Sac City, Lucas Alstott of Fort Dodge, Eliazer Lozano of Eldora and Gavin Plagman of Lake City.
Second place winners were Avery Bardole of Jefferson, Kristine Frideres of Lu Verne, Viatris Scott of Pilot Mound and Sarah Sundene of Aurelia.
Each member of the first place team received $100 and the program received $750 for scholarship and educational supplies. Second place winners received $50 and the school $500.
Dishes were judged on taste, appearance, complementing side dishes and design.
Photo is of the winning dishes from ICCC Culinary Arts Facebook Page.