Playing with their food has paid off for four Glendale Unified high school students who won a total $45,000 in scholarships at a recent culinary competition.
Glendale High School senior Chris Babaian set the pace Saturday at the Careers through Culinary Arts Program event in North Hollywood, earning a $35,600 scholarship to the French Culinary Institute. His winning creation featured a chocolate dancer with a crepe ballet skirt.
“His food was amazing,” said Debbie Greenwood, culinary instructor at Glendale High School.
In addition, Glendale High senior Larissa Tarverdi won a $2,000 prize and a $300 knife set. And Hoover High School seniors Linette Menaskan and Alfred Evangelista won $5,000 and $2,400 prizes, respectively.