Sulphur Prostart Program - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sulphur Prostart Program

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Sulphur High School's ProStart students  spent the day in the kitchen with Sowela's culinary program on Wednesday. They will be furthering their education in the culinary arts by getting hands on experience with Sowela students and faculty in the culinary arts program.

ProStart currently has 80,000 student participants in more than 1,650 schools in 47 states, territories and districts, and Sulphur High is the only one in Calcasieu Parish.

Courtney Reed, a Sulphur High Senior says, "it's definitely tough you know, long hours, I mean its not like a regular job, I go to work and stand up for eight and a half hours straight, you've definitely have to be passionate about it."

Approximately 30 students from the program took advantage of the knowledge that was being passed down to them.  Allison Barker who is in the Sowela Culinary Arts Dept. really believes that, "that if you have a true passion for it, its not hard to master, but you have to be willing to put in 17 hours out of the day."

With so much diverse culture and all types of foods in Louisiana, it won't be long before these young gifted minds create masterpieces of their own.

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