Superintendent Robert Avossa may still be licking his wounds after culinary defeat last week at the hands of William T. Dwyer High students. Within minutes of the judges’ ruling favoring the teens, Avossa laid the groundwork for his defense, throwing his wingman in the competition under the proverbial bus:
“Pete and I fought a lot about what was going on the plate,” Avossa said.
That’s Pete Licata, director of the district’s choice and career programs.
The plating, according to judges, was just one ding on the administrative team. The other? The sauce lacked seasoning. (Ouch. Sore spot for Avossa who advised mid-stove top stir that what’s wrong with American is that they over-season their sauce. See the video.)
Avossa forwarded this pic of the competition with the note: “Do we look happy or what?” I’d say it’s time for a photo caption contest. Thoughts?
Avossa said he is already considering another cook-off next year. Meanwhile, he continues to cook at home. “My kids love my classic tomato sauce with rigatoni. My wife likes grilled or blackened fish with grilled veggies.”