LAMC to Host Harbor College, Trade-Tech for Culinary Cup

Posted on: 3/30/2022

Chefs from LAMC's Culinary Arts Institute 

LAMC to Host Harbor College, Trade-Tech for Culinary Cup

Los Angeles Mission College will host Los Angeles Harbor College and Los Angeles Trade-Technical College for the Los Angeles Community College District’s Second Annual Culinary Cup competition on Friday, May 13.

This exciting culinary competition and exhibition will feature Chef Instructors and 24 culinary students from L.A. Mission College, L.A. Harbor College and L.A. Trade-Technical College, who will all be competing for the Golden Chef’s Hat.

“The Culinary Cup has quickly become one of LACCD’s most satisfying traditions, showcasing our three stellar culinary schools at LACCD,” said Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez, PhD. “Incredible talent will be on display. Our award-winning programs in the culinary arts prepare our graduates for well-paying jobs and amazing careers in one of the most diverse regions for foodies in the world.”

To judge the performance of the contestants, L.A. Mission College will bring in five professional judges from the culinary industry to score teams in three categories: Savory Team, Baking, and Tablescaping.

“We’re proud to host this year’s event, and we look forward to hosting our sister colleges for a successful competition and more importantly, to raise funds for student scholarships,” said L.A. Mission College President Armida Ornelas, PhD.

The theme for this year’s competition is Sabores de Oaxaca (Tastes of Oaxaca). Savory teams will be asked to use six mystery Oaxacan ingredients to prepare classic Oaxacan cuisine. Event attendees will also be treated to a special Oaxacan-style lunch.

“I am looking forward to watching my students have fun as they compete for the coveted Golden Chef’s Hat,” said Trade-Tech President Katrina VanderWoude, EdD. “Whether creating in the kitchen or viewing from the sidelines, this is one exciting event you won’t want to miss.”

“For foodies everywhere, this is probably the best deal in town,” said Harbor College President Luis Dorado, EdD. “Where else can you get world-class food demonstrations, a tour of culinary facilities, and a fabulous lunch for just $25?”

General Admission tickets can be purchased for $25 by visiting General Admission includes a guided tour of LAMC's Culinary Arts Institute, cooking and baking demonstrations, and a seat at the luncheon and awards ceremony.

The goal of the Culinary Cup is to raise money to fund scholarships and resources for culinary arts students. If you are interested in sponsoring or partnering with this event, please email

The Second Annual Culinary Cup will take place in the Culinary Arts Institute at Los Angeles Mission College, located at 13356 Eldridge Avenue, Sylmar, California 91342.

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