SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Students in Western Iowa Tech's culinary program prepared their best international meals for their final.
"This really puts to test all the different things that they've learned and then it's applied in a very unique way," says Chef Brett McCarthy, program coordinator.
Students had two hours to prepare a Russian-inspired recipe that they could all sit down and eat together for their final presentation.
"It's been a great journey. From watching them not being able to hold their knives properly to not being able to read a recipe. Like, 'here's your recipe, go do it,' and they do it," says Chef Nick Gunn, professor.
They've had the privilege of learning from some of the best staff at McCarthy and Bailey's, M's on 4th, and Wells Blue Bunny. In fact, you can find a graduate of this program or a current student working at around 30 different restaurants in the Sioux City area.
So next time you go out for a meal in the Siouxland area, your food may very well be prepared by someone in this graduating class.
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