The Academy of Culinary Arts at St. Johns Technical High School took 1st place amongst local area restaurants in the 2019 Souper Bowl soup competition. The students’ Creamy Tortilla Soup won the People’s Choice award over chefs from 26 local restaurants!

The Academy of Culinary Arts students have participated in the Souper Bowl for the past four years. Each year, the students hone their soup making skills. From roasted and fresh vegetables, homemade stock and even deboning the chicken, everything that went into their award winning soup was made from scratch and with TLC. The students carefully prepared two different varieties of their delicious Tortilla soup, both chicken and vegetarian with Jack Fruit. The soup tasters were able to top off their soup with handmade tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, Cotija cheese and sour cream.

The students were thrilled with the winning outcome in more ways than one. Not only did they refine their culinary skills but they gained confidence in their abilities to compete with professionals in the industry. The Souper Bowl is also phenomenal service learning experience in which the rewards of serving those in need is the real victory for the students.