PHOTO: North Charleston draws national cooking competition

UPDATED, 5/1  |  More than 500 high school students participated over the weekend g in the nation’s biggest high school cooking and restaurant management competition, the National ProStart Invitational (NPSI).  The event, held at the Charleston Area Convention Center in North Charleston, featured culinary teams from nearly 50 states and a couple from U.S. territories who had one hour to prepare gourmet three course meals with just two butane burners — and without electricity or running water.  Photo provided.  

Of the 10 top awards, a team from South Carolina won two — second place in the restaurant management category and fifth place in the culinary competition.  Both wins brought thousands of dollars of scholarships to the winners.  Read more



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