Madison College: Takes home silver medal in regional culinary competition

Contact: Bill Bessette (608) 246-6127

Madison Area Technical College took fourth place and won a silver medal at the recent regional culinary competition in New Orleans. Madison College competed against teams from Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

“To put this into perspective, consider there are more than 700 culinary schools across the country and Madison College was one of nine schools earning the right to compete at the central region competition,” says Paul Short, chief instructor and program director of the College’s culinary arts program. “I’m very proud of what our students accomplished.”

The two-day event required culinary teams to make a cold platter, take part in a relay-type skills competition, and prepare a four-course meal in just 75 minutes.