CCAP Tahitian Gold Vanilla Competition
- Community Event
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!