Judges at the America’s Best High School Chef Competition, sponsored by the School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts named Food and Finance H.S. student Sade Aguila of Cambria Heights, Queens as “America’s Best Culinary High School Chef” and her classmate, Donika Watson of Crown Heights, Brooklyn as “America’s Best Baking & Pastry High School Chef” at the third annual competition held at the college’s Culinary Arts Center, New Rochelle, NY, March 5th. Both Sade and Aguila will receive full academic scholarships to Monroe in the Fall.
In second place for culinary was Taibot Amusa of Port Richmond High School in Staten Island and in third place Douglas Baum of Tottenville High School in Staten Island. In second place for pastry was Brenda Lara, also from Port Richmond HS and in third place was Amanda Figueroa of Truman HS in the Bronx.
Students from Florida, Puerto Rico, and all over Metropolitan New York traveled to Monroe to participate in this increasingly renowned competition.