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Chefs are Tops in SYSCO Long Island HS Culinary Competition.Competitors from 13 Nassau and Suffolk high schools gathered at Suffolk County Community College’s Culinary Arts Center in Riverhead on May 6 to compete for $5,000 in Suffolk County Community College culinary scholarships in the SYSCO Long Island High School Culinary Arts Competition.
The student's displayed their culinary skills in the dishes that were prepared from a mystery basket of ingredients including a bone-in chicken, sweet potatoes, green squash and sundried tomatoes.
Competitors were given one-and-a-half hours to complete two identical plates.
|Danny Insogna from HB Ward High School in Riverhead took first place and the $4,000 SYSCO sponsored scholarship to Suffolk County Community College’s culinary arts program with his dish of pan roasted chicken with a mushroom cream sauce, sautéed vegetables and zucchini, and a sweet potato puree. At left is Todd Romano regional sales manager for SYSCO Long Island, LLC, at right, Richard Freilich, program director and instructor Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center.|
|Second Place and a $1,000 Sysco sponsored scholarship went to Mathew Kollmeier, center, from Wilson Tech School in Dix Hills with his winning dish of sautéed breast of chicken with rosemary with a beurre blanc sauce, sautéed vegetables and mashed sweet potatoes. At left is Todd Romano regional sales manager for SYSCO Long Island, LLC, at right, Richard Freilich, program director and instructor Suffolk County Community College Culinary Arts Center.