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SKYCTC culinary students to prepare food for Kentucky Derby

Will spend week preparing dishes

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 18, 2017) — Seven culinary arts students from Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC) will help prepare food for 170,000 guests at events the week of the Kentucky Derby. Students are: Mary Dequilla, Jerry Keen, Collin Ritchie, Juanita McIntyre, Brad Aubrer, Drew Farlow and Thomas Sly.

next-logo-300x149SKYCTC students, along with students from Schenectady County Community College of New York and the Pennsylvania College of Technology, are part of a select group of culinary students chosen nationwide to prepare culinary dishes for various venues at the week-long schedule of events.

Students will spend the week of the Derby helping to mix, chop and cook thousands of pounds of ingredients that they’ll serve to guests in suites and luxury boxes throughout the facility.

In addition to cooking for the main event, on May 6, several students will prepare food for “Dawn at the Downs,” a popular Louisville tradition that gives visitors an opportunity to enjoy breakfast in Millionaires Row while watching the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks contenders conduct morning workouts. Students will be accompanied by SKYCTC Culinary Arts instructors, Executive Chef Michael Riggs and Executive Chef Jason Lindsey.

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