(September 27, 2019) --
The 2nd Annual Forks and Corks Seafood and Science Gala was a packed evening at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab's public aquarium. Eight schools from Baldwin and Mobile County participated in this year's event.
Citronelle Center for Advanced Technology is the proud winner of the 2020 Golden Ticket to the World Food Championship with their first place dish of Shrimp Tapas with a Mango Shooter.
Foley High School earned second place and Fairhope High School brought home third place. Alma Bryant High School won the People's Choice Award. Murphy High School won for Best Presentation.
Thank you to World Food Championship Team Alabama for supporting the event and helping with the judge's panel. This year the judge's included Andree Burton, Ned Ferry, and Deborah Hodges. Mobile County Superintendent Chresal Threadgill and Baldwin County Superintendent Eddie Tyler served as honorary judges. The presentation of each team was judged by University of South Alabama's Hospitality and Tourism faculty Amanda Donaldson.
The Forks and Corks Seafood and Science Gala was created to showcase and explore marine science through the culinary arts features a unique seafood culinary art competition by area high school hospitality and culinary arts programs’ students. This year, a portion of the ticket sales went to the participating schools.