The West High Culinary Team won first place in the state on March 2, at Iowa State University.
The West team competed against 12 other teams in the state and will compete at Nationals in Anaheim, California April 18-20.
Local schools compete in two distinct competitions at the state level – management and culinary events.
Management teams develop a proposal for the next hot restaurant concept and present it to a panel of industry judges. The culinary competition highlights the creative abilities of each team through the preparation of a three-course meal in 60 minutes, using only two butane burners with no access to running water or electricity.
They're evaluated on taste, skill, teamwork, safety and sanitation.