Culinary Students, Josephine Vidal and Nicole Remmler

Central Arizona College Culinary Students Receive State Recognition at SkillsUSA Competition

By Angela Askey, Executive Director of Public Relations & Marketing

Central Arizona College Culinary Arts students recently attended the Arizona SkillsUSA State Leadership Conference held at the Hyatt Phoenix Regency. This annual conference featured 70 skill and leadership competitions in a variety of career fields and determined who will represent Arizona at the national SkillsUSA Championships.

CAC students, Nicole Remmler and Josephine Vidal both received gold awards. Remmler competed in Commercial Baking and Pastry and Vidal completed the Restaurant Service competition. They will both travel to Louisville, KY in June to represent CAC and Arizona in the national SkillsUSA Competition.

Additionally, Remmler was awarded a $1000 scholarship for her SkillsUSA work.

Chef Gabe Gardner, CAC Professor of Culinary Arts worked one-on-one with the students to prepare them for the competition.

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. We help each student excel. SkillsUSA serves more than 300,000 students and instructors annually. The organization has 13,000 school chapters in 54 state and territorial associations. More than 14,500 instructors and administrators are professional members of SkillsUSA.