Georgia Magazine - April 2018 - 8

COMPILED BY JENNIFER J. HEWETT

Macon murals unveiled

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KRIS BURRIS

Meadowcreek High School's culinary team won the 2018 Hospitality
Education Foundation of Georgia's ProStart State Championships.
The students will head to the national competition later this month.

Top student chefs cook, chop
under extreme conditions

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asil-Parmesan arancini with tomato salad. Pan-seared
chicken breast with caramelized onions and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Vanilla bean and chocolate
sponge cake with fresh fruit relish. Sound like the menu
at a top-rated restaurant? It may be one day, given that the
chefs behind those creations are budding culinary stars.
Five students at Meadowcreek High School in Nor-

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hree recently installed murals in downtown Macon
have brought color to the wall of the Macon Transit
Authority transfer lane at Terminal Station. The murals
were made possible by a Downtown Challenge Grant
from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
The Macon Arts Alliance spearheaded the project,
which features works by three artists: Mary Frances Burt,
Isaac Ramsey and Christopher Logan.
Burt's mural, "A Celebration of Grace," features representatives of three cultures-Native American, African-American and European-surrounded by flowers.
Ramsey showcases Georgia's birds of prey and the state's
sports teams. Logan created silhouettes of people he met
and photographed at Terminal Station.
"This project is about community engagement and
connectivity," says Kathy Hoskins Nolan, marketing consultant to the Macon Arts Alliance. "The murals have created a new, vibrant space for locals and visitors to connect by sharing a public art experience."
For more information, visit maconartsalliance.org.
To read more about Georgia's mural cities, see "Off the
wall," March 2017, page 28; bit.ly/gamural.
-Pamela A. Keene
cross prepared those dishes and wowed the judges of the
Hospitality Education Foundation of Georgia's ProStart
State Championships, a culinary cook-off for high schoolers. The March 2 event at the Art Institute of Atlanta drew
11 teams from around the state who had one hour to
whip up their menus.
"It's a choreographed dance: They have to know
what needs to be completed and what to do next," says
Simone Bryan, coach of the winning team, who also was
named ProStart Teacher of the Year.
In addition to preparing their three-course meals
without the use of running water or electricity, students
in this "Top Chef"-style competition also were required to
butcher a chicken and demonstrate five precision knife
cuts.
"It takes a lot of practice and support," Bryan says.
"[The students have] been working hard on this since November."
Second- and third- place culinary honors went to
Westover Comprehensive High School in Albany and
Marietta High School in Marietta, respectively. Westover
also took first place in the management competition,
which required students to learn and explain business
and marketing strategies.
The Meadowcreek High team of Wayne Miles, Carlos
Barboza, Jorge Narvaez, Jose Martinez and Arturo Perez
will represent Georgia and vie for scholarships at the national competition April 27-29 in Providence, R.I.
-H.M. Cauley

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