On Saturday, December 11, 2010, twenty members of Monroe’s culinary program competed in the Memorial Celebration for Chef James Paul 'Jimbo' Crowley at Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute in Jersey City. This time, the JV team competed for the first time in an ACF sanctioned competition. All of the members of the JV team are in their first semester in the Culinary Arts and Pastry program and will be entering the Culinary Honors program next semester.
In the SK1 hot food competition the following awards were given:
Gaby Grande - Gold (also won monetary prize for highest point totals)
Tihelia James - Gold (also won monetary prize for highest point totals)
Tom Dippold - Silver
Dwight Duvoll - Silver
Samantha Gonzalez - Silver
Note: Gaby Grande was America's Best High School Chef in 2010 and Jessica Johnson was America's Best High School Pastry Chef in 2010.