A team of students from the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality at Byron Nelson High School won the state title at the Texas ProStart Invitational and are headed to a national competition in April in Maryland, according to a news release.
The team prepared a three course meal in 60 minutes. Students were also judged on knife skills, chicken fabrication and safety and sanitation.
A second team from Byron Nelson High, a campus in Trophy Club that is part of the Northwest school district, took second place in the restaurant management competition. Those teams had to develop a restaurant proposal and give a presentation about it. Their concept was City Park Smoke House. A team from Rockwall High School placed first in that category.
A restaurant management team placed first at the national competition last year.
The state event was hosted by the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The competition is open to students enrolled in high school culinary arts programs that use the Texas ProStart program and curriculum.