Students Sharpen Skills at Annual Event

Courtesy News 13: Hundreds of culinary and hospitality students from across Orange County Public Schools gathered at Orlando World Center Marriott to show off their culinary and hospitality skills in front of industry experts. #OCPSCulinaryComp

Winners were:

Hospitality Competitions

Guest Services Case Study

  • 1st Place – Osceola High School, Veronica King, Kate Diaz, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jose DeJesus
  • 2nd Place – Windermere High School, Nicholas Irvine, Summer Hornburg, Jasmine Rhoden, Warren Southerland
  • 3rd Place – Winter Park High School, Hayley Champion, Lauren Staudt, Laura Leigh Cash

Hospitality Event Project

  • 1st Place – Freedom High School, Megan Serrano, Jean Rojas, Annika Swayze, Heart Vergara
  • 2nd Place – Osceola High School, Veronica King, Kate Diaz, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jose DeJesus
  • 3rd Place – Winter Park, Hayley Champion, Lauren Staudt, Laura Leigh Cash

Hospitality Overall

  • 1st Place – Osceola High School, Veronica King, Kate Diaz, Gabriel Gonzalez, Jose DeJesus
  • 2nd Place – Winter Park High School, Hayley Champion, Lauren Staudt, Laura Leigh Cash
  • 3rd Place – Windermere High School, Nicholas Irvine, Summer Hornburg, Jasmine Rhoden, Warren Southerland

Quiz Cup

  • 1st Place – Orange Technical College Mid Florida, Milena Maldonado, Kimberly Santuchi, Taslima Yesmin
  • 2nd Place – Osceola High School, Shaula Marquez, Ashley Barger, Nate Marlow, Mario Harris

Marketing Campaign

  • 1st Place – Windermere High School, Ryian Rasool, Reagan Maloney, Alexandra Morse, Sebistation Enamorado
  • 2nd Place – Colonial High School, Brittany White, Sarah Wiegand, Arianna Carreras
  • 3rd Place – Orange Technical College Mid Florida, Salvador Rosas, Noah McKell, Kyla Vazquez, Jason Antunez

Decorative Centerpiece

  • 1st Place – Gateway School, Taylor Cooper, Nathaniel Adams, Claudia Assunto, Nyiema Smith, Loren Wilkerson
  • 2nd Place – Freedom High School, Emily Goe
  • 3rd Place – Windermere High School, Adrianna Romero, Hannah Oestreich, Emma Lack, Patrick Bravo Zhang

Culinary Competitions

Edible Centerpiece

  • 1st Place – Wekiva High School, Jamiah Couvoisier
  • 2nd Place – Orange Technical College Mid Florida – Guerdine Petit
  • 3rd Place – Orange Technical College Mid Florida – Miguel Diaz

Waiters Relay

  • 1st Place – Colonial High School Team 1, Savanna Figueroa, Saskia Nyala, Leslie Coomano
  • 2nd Place – Orange Technical College Westside, Vanthkia St. Vil, Adrianna DeJesus, Sloan Wagstaff
  • 3rd Place – Colonial High School Team 2, Shelsy Maldonado, Ivaneth Febres Soler, Jackqualynn Dietrick

Knife Skills

  • 1st Place – Colonial High School, Reneiro Irizarry
  • 2nd Place – Orange Technical College Westside, Shermyra Harp
  • 3rd Place – Orange Technical College Mid Florida, Argelies Grant

Dessert – High School

  • 1st Place – Wekiva High School, Kate Campopiano
  • 2nd Place – Winter Park High School, Elizabeth Cricher, Daniel Kirsheman
  • 3rd Place – Colonial High School, Sophia Jorge, Laauren Arak

Dessert – Orange Technical College

  • 1st Place – OTC Mid Florida at Cypress Creek High School, Madeline Zayas, Kiani Vinales
  • 2nd Place – OTC Winter Park at University High School, Michelle Osorio, Jeiver Estrada
  • 3rd Place – OTC Winter Park at University High School, Mya Luong, Jazmine Liriano

Gourmet – Meal High School

  • 1st Place – Winter Park, Elonie Torres, Jomar Alvarez, Jerriya Marie Griffin
  • 2nd Place – Freedom, Alexie Vergara, Lens Mathurin, Isamar Figueroa
  • 3rd Place – Colonial, Kiara Ortex, Jhustin Mariano, Stephanee Garcia

Gourmet – Orange Technical College

  • 1st Place – Westside at Ocoee High School, Daniel Carapia, Hailee Doyno, Tiara Peterson
  • 2nd Place – Mid Florida, Ayanna Watley, Merdina Jeudy
  • 3rd Place – Westside at Ocoee, Kehinde (Tobe) Adebimpe, Valery Agustin, Adriana Torres

ProStart Prep

  • 1st Place – Wekiva High School, Trevor Mills, Austin Boyd, Clay Reeves, Karia Baez, Zakeya Hill
  • 2nd Place – Freedom High School, Ivan Caro Cruz, Barbara Lombardi, Justin Boyd, Patricia Perez, Natalia Piedrahita

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