TSTC hosts First Annual Burger Challenge

July 22, 2014

Above, Team Food for Thought 1 prepares their Polynesian style sliders at the TSTC (Texas State Technical College) First Annual Burger Challenge.

Texas State Technical College's First Annual Burger Challenge is in the books. Students, faculty and staff took to their grills to compete for prizes and bragging rights. Food for Thought 2 made up of Nick Alvarado, Executive Director of Career Services and Amy Freeman, Director of Counseling and Testing took Best Burger and Best Cook site. The winning burger was an all-beef patty topped with lettuce, bacon, fried green tomato and your choice of special sauce (honey barbecue, Thousand Island or Ranch) between a Hawaiian sweet roll as the bun. “It was fun to hang out with students and co-workers,” said Freeman. “It was a great event.”
There were a total of six teams that competed. Food for Thought 1, students Edwin Chavez and Pedro Perez took second best burger with their Polynesian-style burger which included pineapple and teriyaki. The guys also took third place for best cook site. Team Beauty and the Beast, Assistant Registrar, Joni Freeman and student Tanner McGlothin took third place best burger for their classic jalapeno and cheese burger and second place for cook site.
Judges took turns tasting all six burgers and casting their votes. Automotive Technology student, Herbie Granger, won $25 in bookstore credit in the judges’ raffle.
Winners:
Best Cook Site:
1st Place: Food For Thought 2 (Nick Alvarado, Amy Freeman) — $10 ea. Bookstore Credit
2nd Place: Beauty and the Beast (Joni Freeman, Tanner McGlothlin)
3rd Place: Food For Thought 1 (Edwin Chavez, Pedro Perez)
Burgers:
1st Place: Food For Thought 2 (Nick Alvarado, Amy Freeman) — $25 ea. Bookstore Credit
2nd Place: Food For Thought 1 (Edwin Chavez, Pedro Perez) — $20 ea. Bookstore Credit
3rd Place: Beauty and the Beast (Joni Freeman, Tanner McGlothlin) — $15 ea. Bookstore Credit
Judges Drawing — Herbie Granger (AUT student) — $25 Bookstore Credit
Jalapeno Eating Contest — with seven whole pickled peppers in two minutes Clay Gregg — $30 Bookstore Credit.

About TSTC
Texas State Technical College (www.tstc.edu) serves Texas through eleven campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Harlingen, Hutto, Ingleside, Marshall, Red Oak, Richmond, Sweetwater and Waco. TSTC is the only college in America to adopt a funding model based entirely on student employment outcomes – aligning with its purpose of strengthening Texas with a highly skilled, technically competent workforce. The college System will celebrate 50 years of service to the State of Texas in 2015.

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