On Saturday, May 19, 2018, students from McKay, Clagget Creek and South Salem High school competed together as teams (1 or 2 students from each school on a team together) creating Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts.

After each round, one team was CHOPPED.

Appetizer Round: They had 20 minutes to create a dish using: Leafy Greens, Corn Tortillas, Oranges and Mushrooms.

Entrée Round: They had 30 minutes to create a dish using: Tri-Tip, Cous Cous, Mustard and Zucchini .

Dessert Round: They had 20 minutes to create a dish using: Bananas, Caramels, Dried Chili Peppers and Pecans.

Our judges were:

City Councilman -Tom Anderson
Dallas High School Culinary Arts Teacher- Kelleigh Ratzlaff
Army National Guard Specialist -Kim Mora
Table Five08 Owner and Executive Chef -Jason Freeburg

Our Master of Ceremonies for the event was ORLA Member Greg Astley. Greg did a phenomenal job of keeping everything moving along and making sure the audience was engaged in what was happening during the cooking process, judging and the various roles the kids had in preparing for this event.

A huge shout out to South Salem Culinary Management Student KYLEE HARRIS for creating this event, promoting it, organizing it and helping to make sure it ran very smoothly! (This was a major part of her Management grade in class).
Also thank you to South Salem Manufacturing Technology students for hand making the trophies.
Thank you to South Salem Graphic Arts students for hand pressing the shirts all the kids wore. 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came out and supported our district culinary kids. We are all in this together in the Salem-Keizer School District.

ALL students graduate and are prepared for a successful life.

The following McKay students participated.
Talon Kivisto
Andrea Castro
Emily Huang
Kyle  Taylor-Kirkpatrick
Cristian Ramirez

Congratulate them when you get a chance.    GO SCOTS!