Mac and Cheese Throwdown

Culinary students get judged on their cheesy creations

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Mac and Cheese Throwdown

It is everyone’s favorite comfort food and guilty pleasure.

Toasty cheese filled the air of the culinary kitchen and the aroma filled the math hallways today making mouths water.

It is the Mac and Cheese throw down, courtesy of Cy Woods Culinary.

The culinary department has been doing this annually for the past four years.

“They research and find a recipe and there are requirements,” Culinary teacher Tami Hunt said. “Each recipe must have at least three types of cheeses and some have up to seven.”

The culinary students have a fair amount of room for creativity when creating these recipes.

“But Velveeta is not included in the cheese,” Hunt said. “They can have Velveeta but we don’t think Velveeta is a cheese.”

Hot pans being rushed from counter to counter and mixtures of cheese being viciously whisked- the mac and cheese creating had the students in a frenzy.

“They must be able to get it done, in and out of the oven, before the judges come,” Hunt said.

There are 39 teachers who come down at the end of the day to taste and judge the mac and cheese dishes. The winner will simply have the satisfaction in knowing that their dish is the best.