Hocking College recently sent a team of five Culinary Arts students to compete in the American Culinary Federation's (ACF) Knowledge Bowl, where they battled with other culinary scholars and scored a gold medal rating of over 500 points taking second place.
The Knowledge Bowl took place at the ACF Northeastern Conference at The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island on April 13, 2014. During the competition, participants were quizzed on culinary terms, history, classical methods of cooking, science of ingredients and ingredient identification.
Team coach Chef Katie McGushin and assistant coach Chef Anthony Adami led the team to place second out of eight teams in the regional finals. This is the second year in a row that the Hocking College team has received second place and is the only school representing the state of Ohio. Team captain Abigail Cole and team members Whitney Lumley, Brandon Schilling, Eric Allchin and Courtney Kaleal worked hard to prepare for the event and were honored to be rewarded the second place gold prize.