May 022012

The Elegant Chef Wins Nashoba Award AgainNVTHS

Front row, from left, are juniors Kayla Mercurio (Pepperell) and Victoria Prunier (Shirley); Nashoba Tech Superintendent Dr. Judith L. Klimkiewicz receiving the plaque from Lindsay Dean, director of sales at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough and chairwoman of the event; and freshmen Nona Hunt (Dunstable), Shannon Harrison (Pepperell), Joseph Howard (Chelmsford) and Cortney Surprenant (Townsend). Back row, from left, are Chef-Instructor Kevin McGuire; students Hunter Cooke (junior, Chelmsford), Erin Horsey (freshman, Westford), Brian Cross (junior, Pepperell) and Mark Corliss (junior, Chelmsford); and Chef-Instructors Steve Whiting and Fran Zentgraf.

Representatives from the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce recently presented The Elegant Chef, the in-school restaurant at Nashoba Valley Technical High School in Westford, with a plaque for winning the Best Entrée Award in the Chamber”s recent Taste of Nashoba Valley competition. It”s the third time in the past four years that Nashoba Tech has taken home the award; this year, it was for a Pork Tenderloin Wrapped in Prosciutto Seasoned and Crowned with an Apple and Fig Sauce.

The Elegant Chef is staffed by students in the Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs at Nashoba Tech. It is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., when school is in session.