Culinary Arts Students at La Quinta Share Expertise with Community

The students in the La Quinta High School’s culinary arts program haven’t let a pandemic stop them from creating amazing menu items.

While their locally renowned Blackhawk Showdowns are on hold, they have found a way to share their culinary expertise with the community. In years past, local chefs paired up with students, created menus based on provided food items, sold tickets, and created a fan base that always left clamoring for more.

Working with Chef Andie Hubka and her four local restaurants, the staff and students in the LQHS culinary arts program are offering you a unique opportunity to continue to cast votes for the top delectable creations.

From Dec. 1 through 8, the four Chef Andie restaurants will feature an entrée created from the Zoom collaborations Andie and her staff had with the Blackhawk student chefs. You vote by dining.

The LQHS/Chef Andie collaborated-created dish that sells the most, wins! In addition, a portion of each sale goes to support the school’s culinary program. Thanks go to Chef Andie for her support of our students. She proudly employs students and graduates of the program.

Featured entrees are (reservations are strongly recommended):

  • Prosciutto wrapped scallops with butternut squash puree, pickled apple chutney, and crispy sage at Cork & Fork, 47875 Caleo Bay, La Quinta
  • The Blackhawk Turkey Burger with chipotle BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and crispy pickles on a brioche at Heirloom Craft Kitchen, 49990 Jefferson Street, #100, Indio
  • Tex Mex chicken eggrolls with black beans, corn, roasted peppers, and avocado with a cilantro dipping sauce at Tu Madres Cantina & Grill, 49990 Jefferson Street, #110, Indio
  • Mediterranean shrimp tacos with pancetta, lemon dill aioli, and roasted red peppers with arugula at Citrine pop up restaurant located at Cooking with Class, 47875 Caleo Bay, La Quinta

Image Sources

  • Turkey-Burger: DSUSD