Thursday, April 23, 2009

Monroe College names Tottenville senior
Best High School Chef

Best High School Chef Kerry Pace

The Monroe College School of Hospitality Management awarded Kerry Pace, a senior at Tottenville High School in Staten Island, N.Y., the title of America's Best High School Chef at a competition from April 17 to 19. Pace and three of her classmates competed in the finals on April 19 after their team was named the best of seven.

(l to r) the Tottenville team: Nikki Rizzo, Anna Belfiore, Kerry Pace and Steve Young

Pace's winning dish of chicken rollatini, tarragon mushrooms, roasted potatoes and sautéed green beans won her a full scholarship to the Monroe College Culinary Arts program and admission into the college's study-abroad program in Italy.