Morrisville News Center

MORRISVILLE, NY—A team of Morrisville State College students took second place in the prestigious Bistro Challenge at the International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA) Conference 2014 held recently in Orlando, Fla.

In the IFSEA Bistro Challenge, teams have 90 minutes to plan, prep, plate and present their dishes, incorporating a “mystery” ingredient, to a panel of culinary judges. The mystery ingredient for this year’s challenge was Mexican chocolate which had to be included in at least one of the dishes. Teams were given a pantry of more than 125 items to create their courses.

MSC’s team selected a tropical theme and presented a pineapple boat with pecan breaded shrimp and a tropical salsa appetizer, poached white fish accompanied with rice pilaf, leek and carrot compote, orange gastrique, and citrus flakes for the entrée. → Read more