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CCAP Tahitian Gold Vanilla Competition

CCAP Tahitian Gold Vanilla Competition
  • Academics
  • CTE
  • Community Event
  • IB
Verity Olliff

RMHS Vanilla Victory

8 of the Rio Mesa High School Capstone students were invited to LATTC on Thursday, November 16, for a vanilla competition under the skilled direction of Ms. Cynthia Allen. They had to create and submit an original recipe highlighting Tahitian Gold Vanilla Products. At the college, they prepared and presented their dishes to industry chefs, bartenders, cookbook authors, restauranteurs, and culinary specialists. Prizes included cash, vanilla products, and knife kits.

The competitors were:


Kalea Bautista 1st, Vanilla Lassi

Noel Ortiz 2nd, Vanilla Coconut Milk Tea


Valentina Cortes, Vanilla Panna Cotta with Salted Caramel disks

Giselle Figeroa, 2nd Matcha Waffles with Vanilla Syrup

Lauren Arellano (IB CP Candidate), 1st Ube Vanilla Japanese Cake Roll 


Kekolu Valdez, Seared Scallops with Vanilla Buerre Blanc, Wasabi Yuzu Emulsion

Estrella Mia Rivera, 2nd, Vanilla glazed Crispy Pork Belly with vanilla Mashed Potatoes

Eric Santoyo (IB DP Candidate), 1st, Vanilla Eggs Benedict

Please congratulate these students on their creativity, dedication, and commitment to this endeavor!

  • Culinary
  • IB
  • cte