Mt. Spokane HS chefs heading to national competition in Washington D.C.

Mt. Spokane HS chefs heading to national competition in Washington D.C.

Students at Mt. Spokane High School made history by being the first Eastern Washington school to win the State ProStart Invitational. Now, they are headed to Nationals in Washington D.C.

The ProStart Invitational is an annual culinary competition where students create a three-course meal in 60 minutes. They must cook their meals on butane burners and are not allowed to use electricity or running water. Students are judged on safety, sanitation, communication, knife skills, plate appearance and flavor profiling.

The Mt. Spokane team won with their pumpkin ravioli, seared quail and berry cheesecake.

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The students are now working to raise money for their trip across the country. They are aiming to raise $12,000 in six weeks to be able to make the trip.

On Saturday, the students will host the “Help Us Raise the Dough So We Can Go” fundraiser. The student chefs will be cooking a three-course dinner featuring the Pacific Northwest menu that won the state competition. There will also be a variety of auction items donated by community members.

If you are interested in helping these students, you can donate here.

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