RHS ProStart students excel at Nationals

After winning the state competition, Rayne High students who are members of the Pro Start Team earned the right to represent Louisiana at the 2012 National competition held April 26-29 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Of the 46 competing states/territories, with Rayne High School representing Louisiana, the RHS team took home third place in the management portion of the competition.

Team members were Andre Rochon, Sebastian Hebert, Kelsey Burleigh and Katherine Meche, instructed by advisor Kandice Dequeant.

For their project, they developed a unique new restaurant concept, “Petit Manger Jazzy Cajun Tapas,” which introduced a twist on traditional cajun cuisine served in a tapas style setting. The restaurant slogan “Small Bites. Big Flavors.” is the perfect description of this unique establishment.

The Rayne High team earned rave reviews from many restaurant owners, chefs, and industry professionals from across the country as they demonstrated poise, professionalism, and knowledge of the restaurant industry through their comprehensive business proposal, speech, power point presentation, visual display board and critical thinking scenarios.

In addition, each student on the Rayne Team was awarded with a culninary scholarship

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