Valley Vista Culinary Wins Big
Students from the Valley Vista High School Culinary Arts program competed at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Competition at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson March 27-29.
The competition allows students to compete in over 30 different events, meet the current State Executive Council and State Officer Candidates, qualify for the National Leadership Conference, and network with members across Arizona.
Abigail Perez won first place in Chicken Fabrication two years in a row. Bronze awards were given to Skye Painter and Iris Rechlin in the Culinary Arts Event and Matthew McCarthy won Bronze in the Culinary Mathematics event.
FCCLA is one of the many Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSO) offered through our Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. FCCLA helps young people become leaders with student-directed learning in Family And Consumer Sciences (FACS) education in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Culinary Arts, Fashion & Interior Design, Hospitality Management.
Culinary Arts is a CTE program designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills required for food production and service occupations in commercial food service establishments. Students completing the Culinary Arts program will possess the technical knowledge and skills required for planning, selecting, storing, purchasing, preparing, and serving quality food products. Nutritive values, safety and sanitation procedures, use of commercial equipment, serving techniques, and management of food establishments will also be studied. In addition to technical skills, students completing the Culinary Arts program will develop advanced critical thinking, applied academic, career development, life and employability skills, business, economic, and leadership skills required for culinary arts occupations.