Elk River High School culinary team nabs 3rd straight win at state
Every Sunday, at 7 a.m., Avalon Donat, Lizzie Holby, Kailey Johnson, Dan Larom, Mark Swann and instructor Monique Sabby know where they’ll be.
No, not in their beds, sound asleep, but rather in the kitchen at Elk River High School, right inside door H3. Because the students have busy schedules and also play sports, Sunday at 7 a.m. is the best time to meet. They spend hours in the kitchen, crafting their latest concoction and perfecting their signature dishes.
Though the hours are grueling and the work can be exhausting, these five juniors and their teacher wouldn’t have it any other way. They love being part of the ERHS culinary team, and their efforts have earned them a third-straight state championship and a trip to Texas for the National ProStart Invitational from April 29 to May 1.