(Thermopolis, Wyo.) - Last week, students Patience Moore and Kristina Nading practiced their cooking skills in the lunchroom. They were busy preparing for the ProStart Competition in Cheyenne which runs today, March 8 - March 10. According to its website, the ProStart Program
"is a nationwide, two-year high school
program that unites the classroom and industry to develop the best and
brightest talent into tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice leaders."
The story below was written and contributed by the Thermopolis County High
School Student Newspaper, The Predator
. With a few minor adjustments, the
following story was written by Justin Kaitchuck:
*"At lunch on March 3rd two students, Patience Moore and Kristina Nading
were cooking to prepare for their ProStart competition. The whole process
took 2 hours, and in that time they made an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
The competition they're preparing for is this week on the 8th, 9th, and
10th in Cheyenne. They will be competing against other ProStart teams
across the state. Cooking at lunch helped prepare them for the
nerve-racking experience of the competition. The students have been
preparing since the beginning of the second semester by learning skills
such as proper cutting techniques and learning to fabricate a chicken. They
also have been putting the meal together that they made at lunch and at the
We join The Predator in wishing the ProStart students good luck at the
competition this week.
*Feature photo: ProStart students cooking at lunch via The Predator /