Culinary Arts students of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) have proved that hard work and practice truly pays off.
At the 10th Annual State ProStart Championship Competition, the school’s two culinary teams brought home the gold (for the 10th year in a row) and the silver. The Management Team took first place for the 4th time in the past ten years.
This clean sweep means that PCTI will be representing New Jersey in April at the National ProStart Championship Competition in Grapevine, Texas.
In addition to these outstanding overall wins, Katherine Yakovlev (Culinary) and Lilibeth Velazquez (Management) were selected as MVPs out of all the students who participated.
PCTI Culinary Arts Instructor and Management Team Coach, Celeste Zaleski, was also recognized with the New Jersey ProStart Educator of Excellence Award for 2016.