Culinary Arts student places second in statewide restaurant competition

For her creation of a unique and viable restaurant concept, Senior Maggie McGonacle, a student in the Hospitality/Culinary Program, placed second in the Restaurant Management Competition at the 12th Annual Massachusetts ProStart Student Invitational.

The event showcases the talent of the area’s future chefs, restaurateurs and industry leaders, and was hosted at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Feb. 12 by The Massachusetts Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.

Students from 14 high schools across the state competed and the top two winners were awarded scholarships to top hospitality management and culinary schools.

Sponsors and judges included: New England Patriots Special Teams Captain & Wide Receiver, Matthew Slater; WCVB-TV Channel 5 Anchor, Maria Stephanos; and former Patriots player and Owner of Oceans 97, Jarvis Green.  The 2019 panel also featured Tatiana Rosana, Executive Chef of the Envoy Hotel and Boston’s most recent “Chopped” champion; Patrick Renna, CFO of Wahlburgers, and Ryan Dion, Chief Operating Officer of 110 Grill and Evviva Trattoria. SNAPchef and Horizon Beverage.Dexter Russell Knives, Dole & Bailey, EvanLEE Organics, Gillette Stadium, Gordon Food Service, Boston Signature, and Wahlburgers. Bronze Sponsors, Bay Shore Chowders and Bisques, Boston Showcase Company, Cabots Ice Cream, The Colonnade Hotel, EcoLabs, Heartland, Oceans 97, Sysco, and Ruberto Isreal & Weiner.

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