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By: Nichole Jorel


SkillsUSA Championships were held from June 21st through June 24th in Louisville, KY.  Over 6,500 students competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill competition areas from across the country.  The state of Rhode Island had 29 students place in the top 10 of their respective fields of study.  Chariho Area Career & Technical Center’s very own Arianna Angilly placed 6th nationally in the Culinary Arts Events.  In order to get to National’s, Arianna had to compete twice in the state of RI.  First, she had to compete against students from Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, where only two could compete at states.  She then had to compete against all of the culinary competitors from across the state.  Arianna then moved on to the National competition where she had to compete against 47 other students.  The competition consisted of knife cuts, stocks, soups, salad and a chicken dish.  Chef Instructor Linda Musch said “Arianna has the ability to catch on quickly and her success has come from that ability.  As a first year student, she has gained much knowledge and basic skills that can help her succeed.  With time and a practice, she will master the basics.  So often students do not see the benefit of proper knife cuts, but when they see their scores, they then realize when the chef wants julienne you better cut it for them.”


Arianna completed all of this during her first year in the ProStart program.  She entered the program because she wanted to get experience and really enjoys cooking.  After the first year, she fully intends on completing the ProStart program for the remainder of high school.  Susan Votto, Director of Chariho Area Career & Technical Center, said “This is exciting for Arianna and our school.  Arianna is a very focused and committed student.  She has proven her passion for the culinary field within her first year of the program.”


While Arianna is not currently employed, she is looking to secure a position within the culinary industry to help improve her skills further.  Arianna is currently preparing with her fellow classmates to compete in San Antonio, TX for the American Pulse Association’s Great School Lunch Contest on July 10.


Arianna Angilly’s Menu and plating at SkillsUSA Naitonal Competition.


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List of Articles
No. Subject Author Date
» Chariho Area Career & Technical Center Earns 6th Place at SkillsUSA National Competition file Managing GroupMonika Jul 12, 2016
By: Nichole Jorel SkillsUSA Championships were held from June 21st through June 24th in Louisville, KY.  Over 6,500 students competed in 100 occupational and leadership skill competition areas from across the country.  The state of Rhode ...  
39 Do Your Customers Know the Difference Between Service and Hospitality? Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
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38 Where will you find your next job candidate? file Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
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37 Junior Achievement Job Shadow Day file Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
The Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina hosted culinary and technology students from Chariho Career & Technical Center and Newport Area Career & Technical Center on May 25, 2016 for a Job Shadow Day.  General Manager, Kristin...  
36 2016 Seafood Cook-Off file Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
On May 9, 2016, students from Chariho Career and Technical Center, Warwick Area Career and Technical Center, the Cranston Career and Technical Center and William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical Center competed in a cook off featuri...  
35 National ProStart Invitational 2016 Managing GroupMonika May 31, 2016
Rhode Island’s ProStart State Champions from William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School Management and Culinary teams competed at the National ProStart Invitational in Grapevine, Texas from April 29-May 1.  The teams competed ...  
34 ProStart Students Conduct Cooking Demonstration at Sysco Food Show file Managing GroupMonika Apr 20, 2016
By: Nichole Jorel On March 23, 2016, the 1st place team of the 2016 RI Hospitality Education Foundation’s ProStart Culinary Competition was invited to provide a cooking demonstration for the Sysco Food show at the RI Convention Center.  T...  
33 5th Annual ProStart Competition file Managing GroupMonika Mar 24, 2016
The 5th Annual Rhode Island ProStart Competition, sponsored by RI Hospitality Education Foundation, US Foods and Ecolab, was held on March 10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Newport.  Four local schools had teams representing them from Chari...  
32 The high cost of not training your staff…. file Managing GroupMonika Mar 24, 2016
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31 Operator Excellence Series – “Serving Up Social Media” file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
Joe Vigliotti, District Sales Manager, US. Foods, kicking off “Serving Up Social Media” “Serving Up Social Media”, the first of a four part Operator Excellence Series, was held at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport on February 22nd...  
30 How Many Food Recalls have you heard about this month…. Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
02.26.16 By: Kristie Costa, Manager, Workforce Development, RI Hospitality Education Foundation There have been 19 food recalls in the first half of February.  Some recalls are due to mislabeling or food allergens not being identified ...  
29 ProStart students help Senate President Paiva Weed file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
The RI Hospitality Association hosted the “Get Served by the Senate President” fundraising event on February 11th at the Radisson Hotel Providence Airport. ProStart students from the Newport Area Career and Technical Center assisted Sena...  
28 Exeter students visit Hotel Viking file Managing GroupMonika Feb 26, 2016
On February 17, 2016, students from the Exeter Job Corps ProStart program were welcomed by The Hotel Viking. Director of Food & Beverage, Kevin Thiele and Executive Chef Barry Correia spoke to the students about their career paths an...  
27 18 New Training Academy Alumni file Managing GroupMonika Aug 27, 2015
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26 On Ramps Celebrates! file Managing GroupMonika Oct 27, 2014
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25 New culinary class kicks off in Woonsocket file Managing GroupMonika Oct 27, 2014
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24 #RIHospitalityCareers- Where was your first job? file Managing GroupMonika Oct 20, 2014
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23 ProStart® Competition is Around the Corner! file Managing GroupMonika Oct 20, 2014
Please save the date for our 4th Annual Rhode Island Prostart® Competition to be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the RI Convention Center in Providence, RI.  ProStart® is a two-year high school program that prepares students for suc...  
22 Health Department warns of increased violations file Managing GroupMonika Oct 16, 2014
The Health Department recently contacted us with concerns about food establishments here in RI.  Re-inspection numbers increased to 26% of their total number of inspections and they reported 1,156 critical violations in the month of July 2...  
21 FDA Revises Guidance For Seafood Market Names file Managing GroupMonika Jul 03, 2014
In April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) updated its guidance for the correct labeling of any seafood that is sold in interstate commerce. The goal of this guidance is to be able to give consumers clear and non-misleading informati...