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The Art Institute of Michigan Places at SkillsUSA State Championships

By: The Art Institutes

May 11, 2015

(Michigan, May 2015)  Culinary students from The Art Institute of Michigan, a branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, participated in the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 28, 2015. Coached by Chef Dave Balla and Chef Dave Koshizawa, the students took wins in four categories:  Commercial Baking, Competitive Hot Food, Restaurant Service and Job Skill Demonstration.  Gold medal winners will participate in the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June. This is the sixth year the school has sent students to the national version of an international competition.


Commercial Baking

1st Place:  Lenea Nemire—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

2nd Place:  Sarah Van Etten—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

3rd Place:  Makenzi Leinhart—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Competitive Hot Food

1st Place:  Melannie Chard—Culinary Arts, Diploma

2nd Place:  Cory Wong— Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Koshizawa

Restaurant Service

3rd Place:  Brandon Crawford—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Job Skill Demonstration A

1st Place:  Dominic McCord—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


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By: The Art Institutes

May 11, 2015