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This year, Wedgewood Weddings will be returning to compete in Culinary Clash: Battle Los Angeles 2018! The Culinary Clash is a competition where...
Have you heard of Culinary Clash?
For many years, our chef team at Wedgewood Weddings have been Culinary Clash winners while supporting ProStart, a national education program to help high school students find their passion for culinary arts and hospitality.
"Typically, this fiery competition between restaurant brands is an in-person event with trophies, cheering sections, and live cooking and bartending. However, this is not a typical year (to say the least!). Instead, The Culinary + Cocktail Clash has become a virtual contest! Restaurant teams created videos and recipes – all to support high school culinary programs."
-- Clash Organizers, 2020
The California Restaurant Association Foundation supports 140+ public high schools and 13,500 teens each and every year. Funds raised from The Culinary + Cocktail Clash power essentials like job-training, mentorship programs, scholarships and more!
Our Wedgewood Weddings team work with the ProStart culinary education program for high school students. Attracting new and young talent is critical for the entire industry. In previous years, we've loved working alongside top high school talent during this fun and vital event. Chef Grace from Galway Downs entered this year with her tasty Japanese Stuffed Eggplant recipe as part of the virtual competition.
"Grace is a kitchen virtuoso and it's a delight to see her at work in any of our kitchens. Together with our culinary leader, Roman Cota, and our entire kitchen and chef team, we're proud to be winners! It's tremendous to know our culinary offering and execution aligns with the rest of our best-in-class services."
-- Bill Zaruka, CEO
JAPANESE STUFFED EGGPLANT RECIPE
JAPANESE STUFFED EGGPLANT INSTRUCTIONS
ProStart® is a nationwide, two-year high school program that reaches nearly 150,000 students in more than 1,900 high schools across 50 states, Guam and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools in Europe and the Pacific.
From culinary techniques to management skills, ProStart’s industry-driven curriculum provides real-life experience opportunities and builds practical skills and a foundation that will last a lifetime.
Students who have completed the requirements of the Prostart program are awarded an industry-recognized certificate - the Prostart National Certificate of Achievement. Students who receive the certificate are eligible for NRAEF scholarship opportunities and course credits at some of the country's leading hospitality and culinary arts colleges and universities.
The Culinary Clash, presented by Coca-Cola, puts top restaurants head-to-head. In normal years, restaurant execs are paired with high school sous chefs to compete in this battle royale. Culinary teams have just 30 minutes to create an entrée and appetizer using select ingredients.
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What an incredible day in Los Angeles at this year’s California Restaurant Association Foundation’s Culinary Clash: Battle Los Angeles 2017! Team...