CMU homecoming kicks off with cook-off

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

Culinary chefs from Western Colorado Community College made their way to the Colorado Mesa University campus for some homecoming cooking.

The week of homecoming festivities started out with top-notch food. Two teams battled it out in an Iron Chef-style competition, hoping that their dish won the judges taste buds over for the title of homecoming cooking champion.

"It's really a blast in the class. Students are engaged in all sorts of tasks all the time. It's a high-speed, high-paced environment that's just a lot of fun," said Jon St. Peter with WCCC.

And these students are no stranger to cooking under pressure.

"This group represents two culinary cooking classes that are manning [and] staffing a restaurant, so this is an assignment for that class,” said Peter.

Monday was only the beginning of a week-long homecoming celebration.

Tuesday through Friday will feature multiple events, including a school spirit campus decoration contest, a Maverick rodeo rumble, a foam dance party, and more.

All of this is leading up to the big homecoming game on Saturday, when the CMU Mavs will face off against New Mexico Highlands University.

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