Class Announcements

Gardening Club!!!

posted Jun 10, 2013, 6:36 PM by Christy Sharp

Garden Club Contact Info

Thank you to our Judges

posted May 11, 2013, 11:16 AM by Christy Sharp

We want to make sure to thank all of our judges and our visiting guests for taking time our of their busy schedules to spend time with the students.  Our judges included: Michael Wickstrom (KEC Alum, Hyvee), Dr. Lan Li (NIU Hospitality), Rose Treml (Sycamore Chamber), Jesus Ramero (Taxco); Talon Foulker (KEC Alum, Feed Em Soup), Chef Alex Smith, Derik Gibbs (Feed Em Soup), Chef Inga Arnold (DeKalb High School).

"Chopped" Scores are in!

posted May 11, 2013, 11:09 AM by Christy Sharp

Here are the "Chopped" Contest scores and dishes created by each student.  Brandon Haluta (60) Pan Fried Cornmeal Encrusted Tilapia wrapped in Bacon; Glen Oikle (57) Smoked Goudam filled Cornbread Muffins topped with Bacon Strips. Bacon & Irish Butter Scrambled Eggs; Savanna Bolt (53.66) Cheesy Mashed Potatoes. Blueberry Maple Rice; Roberto Penaran (53.33) Huevos a la Mexicana with scrambled eggs, tomato sauce with onions and green peppers. Chocolate Lava Cake with Fresh Strawberries; Kayla Holland (53) Tomato & Smoked Goudam Quiche Tart with handmade Pie Crust; Jesenia Velez (53) Onion, Peanut and Jasmine Rice Fried Rice; Cynthia Juquaz (52.5) Fried Bacon, Potatoes & Cilantro accompanied by Maple Glazed Banana Slices; Cherita Turner (52) Peppered Polenta folded with Bacon. Chocolate topped Bacon infused Rice Cereal Treats; Dakotah Quimby (51.66) Breakfast scramble of Eggs, Potato Chunks, Celery, Bacon & Scallions drizzled with Maple Syrup and served with Gruyee Cheese; Kelly Brown (51) Stuffed Roasted Red Pepper filled with Ground Beef, Eggs and Tomatoes with a side of Long Grain White Rice; Zach Richmond (51) Beef Steak sautéed with Vidalia Onions, Peanuts, Soy and Worcestershire Sauce served with a side of Long Grain White Rice; Jaimie Fielder (49.5) Ground Beef cooked with Vidalia Onion Tomato Sauce served on Ciabatta Bread. Peanut Butter Cookies topped with a Peanut Crumble; Rebecca List (49.33) Irish Butter infused Mashed Potatoes topped with a Bacon Maple Gravy; Amanda Bugamill (48.66) Hand made Flour Tortilla filled with Scrambled Eggs, Potatoes and Maple Syrup. Donavon Burlney (48.5) Crumbled Bacon Sweet Cornbread drizzled with Chocolate; Joey Ryan (48.66) Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes, Green Peppers and Garlic served with a Chicken Broth Risotto; Destiny Johnson (48) ; Greg Lumzy (48) Mixed Fruit Salad. Thick Slice Italian Bread. Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Onion, Green Pepper and Cilantro. Michael Coombs (47) Hush Puppies with Cinnamon Dusted Deep Fried Bacon; Alex Erickson (44.66) Dueling Omelets of Cilantro, Ham,White Onion, Mozzarella Cheese and Green Pepper vs. Broccoli, Green Onions, Cilantro, Tomato Sauce, Red Pepper and Mozzarella Cheese all served with a Smoothie of Fresh Pineapple, Strawberries and Blueberries; Austin Cruz (44.33) Breakfast Sandwich of Toasted Ciabatta, Fried Egg, Fresh Mozzarella, Sautéed Red Pepper, Crisp Red Leaf Lettuce, and Torched Candied Maple Covered Bacon with a side of Hawiian Red Alae Salt Seasoned Handmade Potato Chips; Cody Peterson (42) Casserole of Vidalia Onions and Peanuts in a Béchamel Sauce with a Crumb Topping; Caitlin Spohn (41.33) Mashed Potatoes topped with Scallions; Deion Smith (41.33) Fluffy Tomato French Omelet Sandwich on Toasted Ciabatta Bread; Tony Walsh (38) Pan Fried Chicken Legs with Vidalia Onions served on a Peanut Butter Maple Corn Syrup Sauce. 

Cinco de Mayo!

posted May 3, 2013, 12:38 PM by Christy Sharp

Come out and join us for Discover Sycamore's 16th annual Cinco de Mayo festival on Sunday, May 5th from 1pm - 9pm in downtown Sycamore.  Our culinary students will be working along side the Taxco restaurant crew to cook and serve authentic Mexican food all day.  A portion of the proceeds is being donated back into our culinary  classroom!

CAI: Menu Design Projects

posted Apr 15, 2013, 2:58 PM by Christy Sharp

The Culinary Arts I students are putting together a menu for their dream restaurant.  These are creative and fun but they also use the lessons of formatting and pricing styles, menu choices and more.

Spring Break

posted Mar 19, 2013, 8:20 AM by Christy Sharp

KEC Spring Break is March 25 - March 29.  There is no class on Monday, April 1 for the teacher institute day.  Classes will resume Tuesday, April 2.

Exam - March 18

posted Mar 3, 2013, 11:04 AM by Christy Sharp   [ updated Mar 7, 2013, 9:49 AM ]

Due to the snow day the next exam will be moved to Monday, March 18.  It will cover chapters 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 and all lectures and lecture notes.

End of Quarter

posted Mar 3, 2013, 11:02 AM by Christy Sharp

The third quarter ends Friday, March 8.  All assignments are due at end of the day March 8.  If you have questions please e-mail me at

CA II Virtual Restaurant Assignments

posted Feb 28, 2013, 11:54 AM by Christy Sharp

All of the VR assignments, quizes and simulations have been opened for students to finish.  Please work on the readings, simulations and quizes to have finished by Monday, March 4th. 

Exam - Feb. 25

posted Feb 17, 2013, 3:46 PM by Christy Sharp

Our next exam will be Monday, Februrary 25.  It will cover all readings, lectures and homework assignments having to do with vegetables, legumes, fruits and chocolate.

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