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New Castle, DE- William Penn High School’s (WPHS) Culinary Arts students will host a culminating event with middle school students participating in a first time after-school cooking program with the Garfield Park Police Athletic League (PAL) and New Castle County Police.

Fifty guests will attend a cook-off event at WPHS on Thursday, February 16, 2017, located at 713 E. Basin Rd. New Castle, DE 19720 in cafeteria two (2) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Attendees will sample food prepared by the PAL children under the leadership of WPHS’s Culinary Arts students, and with the assistance of New Castle County police officers. A panel of judges will determine which team makes the best dishes.

The collaboration with WPHS, New Castle County Police, and PAL began Monday, December 19. On Thursday, February 2, WPHS students did a television-style version of Food Network’s “Guys Grocery Games” by helping the PAL youngsters race through the aisles of a local supermarket in search of the ingredients for their competition dishes. County officers and PAL staff supervised and will participate in the event. On Wednesday, February 8, the young chefs will be doing practice runs of their recipes at WPHS from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The students will then help WPHS’s Culinary Arts students prepare and serve the food at the February 16 cook-off. Media may attend.



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