On April 15, the Tidewater Chefs Association held its Fourth Annual Culinary Showdown, a competition open to culinary students in the Hampton Roads region. Representatives from The Culinary Institute of Virginia (CIV) led by Chefs Perkins and Delargy won first, second and third place.
The recognition comes from four months of training by CIV’s competition team. Each Friday, the eight students of the CIV team would meet with their chef instructors to hone their skills with drills and mock competitions to prepare for this year’s event. This preparation helped the CIV teams keep their cool against competitors from two other culinary schools and a panel of 10 judges.
CIV’s Competition Team consisted of: