Local students cook it up

Contributed photo WHS students Andrew Bastian, Melissa Cain, Danielle Crowley and Jess Kraff made award-winning beef kabobs, rice and a pineapple/coconut slushy during the Clark County Culinary Competition.

Students from Washougal High School participated in a culinary competition against three schools and came away winners.

They competed against students from Woodland, Prairie and Battle Ground high schools in the fourth annual Clark County Culinary Competition April 21.

The event was held at Battle Ground High School and was sponsored by Sodexo Food Services.

Washougal team members were Andrew Bastian, Melissa Cain, Danielle Crowley and Jesse Kraff.

They made beef kabobs, rice and a pineapple/coconut slushy for dessert. The team won Best Beef Entrée and Overall Finest Asian Entree for taste and presentation.

“The students put a great deal of time and effort into the competition and preparing for it,” said Mary Walker, who teaches culinary management classes at WHS.“It is wonderful to see them work hard and be rewarded for it.”