Feb. 13

Feb. 13, 2018





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



High School culinary competition returns to MCC Feb. 23


OMAHA, Neb. — Nearly 100 high school students representing 16 Nebraska and Iowa schools will showcase their culinary expertise at the 13th annual ICA High School Culinary Invitational, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Institute for the Culinary Arts on Metropolitan Community College’s Fort Omaha Campus, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. Teams will compete for culinary fame by preparing three-course meals and presenting them to judges.  


Students will represent the following schools: Beatrice High School, Bellevue East High School, Blair High School, Burke High School, Central High School, Fremont High School, Kearney High School, Lewis Central High School, Louisville High School, Milford High School, Omaha Career Center, Papillion-La Vista High School, Ralston High School, Roncalli Catholic High School and The Career Academy.


Scholarships, gift certificates, medals and a trophy presented at an awards ceremony following the competition. The invitational is supported by MCC students, staff and faculty and by leaders in the food and hospitality industries. The event recognizes students for teamwork, excellence in culinary skills and knowledge of the industry. The event showcases the culinary arts and hospitality programs at MCC, which prepare students for careers in the food and hospitality industries. 


The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 531-MCC-2876. 




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.