Wednesday, September 23, 2009

CIA student wins SkillsUSA cooking competition

Craig Growney, a student at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, won the Medallion of Excellence Award in the WorldSkills four-day cooking competition. Growney competed as a member of the United States WorldTeam at the Sept. 1 to 7 event in Calgary, Canada. Growney, a member of SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, instructors and professionals, won local, district and national contests to qualify for the WorldTeam. He scored at least 500 out of 600 in his field to win.
Medallion of Excellence Award winner Craig Growney**

WorldSkills offers similar competitions every two years across 45 occupational areas including autobody repair, hairdressing, cabinetmaking, plumbing, refrigeration and welding. Competitors must be under the age of 23. For more information, visit

**Photo courtesy of Lloyd Wolf, SkillsUSA