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Top chefs help guide CDO culinary students
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO juniors Ali Almazrouie and Nicole Barnard, alongside Nick Meitner who will be their restaurant manager, try a sample of the pan-seared duck breast.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro culinary arts students gather around as Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, explains to the class how she creates pan-seared duck breast with a cranberry-cherry demi-glaze served atop a Gorgonzola risotto.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, shows the class how her gorgonzola risotto is coming along.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, During the chef's demonstration, CDO senior Eric Silva takes notes in his culinary arts class.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, A plated dish of pan-seared duck breast sits before Amanda Lindquist, the chef de cuisine at Azul, as she speaks to Canyon Del Oro's culinary arts students. After showing the students her step-by-step preparation, the students were asked to make a risotto.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, After scoring the duck breasts, Lindquist dries them and seasoned them with salt and pepper