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Phoebus High School Culinary Team Heading To National HUNCH Competition

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HAMPTON-Students from the Culinary Team at Phoebus High School will compete in the National HUNCH Culinary Challenge at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX in April following a recent win in a preliminary challenge held at NASA Langley. The culinary team is a part of the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism.

During the preliminary challenge, students were tasked with creating an ethnic soup or stew that met required food prep and nutritional standard criteria. They prepared a stew blending African and Indian flavors called Seafood Lentil Stew.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our young students,” said Chef Travis Walker, Phoebus High School culinary instructor. “They have taken on yet another challenge and executed it sensationally. This was my first year competing with all new culinary students and they looked like veterans. All I could do was stand back and watch my students do what they do best, represent and show what it takes to be a Phantom.”

The Phoebus High School culinary team won the national HUNCH competition in 2019. Astronauts from the International Space Station later had a chance to sample that team’s dish, Harvest Hash.

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