ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Sunday night, BOCES of the Capital Region held its 25th annual Culinary Cornucopia, a food competition between 11 different restaurants.
There were no rules on what chefs could or couldn’t use. Chefs were judged based on several categories and there could have been as many winners as the judges saw fit.
But their favorite part had nothing to do with the prize. The competition concluded Sunday night with a gala held for 500 people, where the restaurants had a booth, which served hundreds of small portions of an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
“I think the best part of it it’s kind of stressful the competing part. The best part is getting our students exposed to this. They are in 11th and 12th grade they have an opportunity to see a lot of these restaurants, what they are doing, networking with them. They get to be part of the buffet this evening. They’ll probably be working behind not only our own booth but other booths from other restaurants” ,said BOCES culinary arts instructor Paul Dolan.