Congratulations To SCA Student Geneva Melby For Her Second Place Win At The 5th Annual International Tapas Competition.

This year’s international competitors were all participants in the current edition of the ICEX Training Program in Spanish Gastronomy. The 2013 edition of this twenty-one week educational training program included a six-week Spanish language and gastronomy training period, followed by a thirteen-week internship stage in a renowned Spanish restaurant and a two-week field trip around Spain.

There were nine participants in this year’sInternational Tapas Competition which took place in this city’s Plaza del Milenio in Valladolid, Spain.  Geneva’s tapa entitled Vales y Vinedos, Conejo con Pan del Bosque (Valley and Vineyards, Rabbit with bread of the Forest) won her a second place certificate and a trip to Puerto Rico.    The tapas were judged by a jury presided over by Joan Roca, chef of El Celler de Can Roca, the World’s Best Restaurant, and Oriel Castro of El Bulli Foundation.  This competition marked the end of the participant’s time in Spain.