Five students from the Madison County High School and their instructor, Robin Smith, attended a Prostart Culinary Workshop at Keiser University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRALA) and Keiser University presented the workshop on Oct. 13. Upon arrival, the students received a chef jacket, a tote bag, a cooking tool and a backpack as a gift from the association and university. During the workshop, students had the chance to work with chef instructors at Keiser University to prepare a meal for the entire group. Students worked hands-on with other students from surrounding counties to prepare an Italian meal of Chicken Parmesan, Pasta in Marinara sauce, Caesar salad and Tiramisu. While preparing these dishes, they learned some of the science and history of the dish, as well as having a chance to learn more about skills in the kitchen, including knife skills, cleaning and sanitation, presentation and various cooking processes. While the students worked, high school instructors had a chance to network with their peers and learn about classroom techniques and strategies. Additionally, they were able to learn about Keiser University and to meet the Dean of the Culinary School and learn about upcoming events sponsored by the FRALA.