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Banking on a Tasty Education

Johnny Mason of Johnny’s Barbecue presents a $500 check to the KHHS Culinary Arts Program.  (L-r) Cory Hedding, Melissa Fain, Brittany Filing, Elin Cornett, Meri-lin Piantanida, Johnny Mason, Dylan Beard, Shelby Harpe, Brandy Dennis and Steven Trimble. Photo courtesy of Keystone Heights High School.

Johnny Mason of Johnny’s Barbecue presents a $500 check to the KHHS Culinary Arts Program. (L-r) Cory Hedding, Melissa Fain, Brittany Filing, Elin Cornett, Meri-lin Piantanida, Johnny Mason, Dylan Beard, Shelby Harpe, Brandy Dennis and Steven Trimble. Photo courtesy of Keystone Heights High School.


 

BY MERI-LIN PIANTANIDA

Culinary arts instructor, Keystone Heights High School

Competing in cooking competitions can be costly for high school culinary programs, both in terms of the time it takes to prepare and the cost of food, uniforms, and travel.

Local restaurateur, Johnny Mason of Johnny’s Barbecue recently made the task easier for Keystone Heights High School’s culinary arts program. Not only did he mentor the business management team as they prepared to enter the 14th Annual ProStart Culinary Competition in Orlando, but he provided a generous donation which paid for related expenses.

Mason practiced each week for three months with the program’s business management team as they learned the process of creating a restaurant concept and business plan.  In addition, the team prepared menu items at his restaurant.

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