The PCTC Team ​​(Left to right): Alexandria Hensley, Taylor Smith, Jonathan Patterson, and Aaron Williams

The PCTC ProStart Team was awarded the silver medal at the 15th annual ProStart Hospitality Cup competition at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV for their excellent menu planning and culinary skills. Team members earned a combined total of $30,000+ in scholarships as a result of their hard work. The team was coached by Chef Stephen Owens, who is a 2009 PCTC graduate and former ProStart winner himself.

Their winning menu offered a contemporary reinvention of classic low country cuisine.

APPETIZER
Cornmeal Fried Blue Point Oysters
topped with candied lemon peel & goat cheese crumbles, served atop a bed of wilted arugula with a lemon Dijon vinaigrette
ENTREE
Blackened Catfish
​with en papillote style asparagus & cherry tomatoes, and a mangchego parmesan mornay, served with cumin brown sugar sweet potato chips
DESSERT
​Blueberry Stilton Cannoli
with caramelized walnuts and a raspberry sauvignon blanc reduction sauce