A team of five students from The Culinary Institute of Michigan in Port Huron,which is a division of Baker College, recently were named state champions and earned gold medal honors at the annual ACF Michigan State Student Team Cook Off. The competition tests culinary students’ speed, skills and teamwork abilities. The winning student chefs include: Team Captain Nia Tomlinson of Saginaw, Rose Erickson of Fenton, Jami-Lynn Rice of Bad Axe, Josh Hoffman of Bad Axe and Ken Pankau of Bad Axe. Together coaches and students will next travel to Madison College in Madison, Wis. on Feb. 16, 2018, to represent Michigan and compete in the ACF Central Region Student Team Championship against winning college and apprentice teams from eight other schools.

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