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Career & Technical School News

Schoharie culinary duo flourish under the bright lights of a live TV cooking segment

Juniors add impressive accomplishment to their resume

CookingLook out Food Network, here come your future stars Haley Shaneberger from Duanesburg and Victoria Todtschiner from Schoharie.

Fresh off a third place finish in a statewide ProStart competition, the culinary juniors from the Schoharie Career and Technical Education campus took their skills to a TV news studio April 4 to showcase their expertise for a live cooking segments.

Todtschiner and Shaneberger appeared on WNYT's noon news, preparing the appetizer portion of their ProStart dinner — pan-seared scallops with caramelized grapefruit vinaigrette, arugula salad, grapefruit and cucumbers.

With anchor Kelly Lynch peppering them with questions about the dish, CTE and their futures, the duo cooked up the tasty concoction within the four-minute time constraint of the segment.

Chef Nancy Iannacone helped the Todtschiner and Shaneberger prepare for the segment, zesting grapefruit and undertaking other food preparation with the pair prior to the lights being turned on in the TV news studio.

"It was a great experience," said Todtschiner.Cooking with Kelly

Both girls said they were nervous appearing live on TV in homes across the Capital Region, but they also valued the experience.

"I was nervous at first, but the people at the station helped me to feel more at ease," said Shaneberger. "It will look great on our portfolio and on our resumes."


Click here to view the segment.

Click here to go to the Capital Region BOCES Facebook page for a photo array from their time at WNYT.

In the photos on this page, the duo appear with anchor Kelly Lynch and weatherman Bob Kovachick.

 Bob Kovachick joins them in the studio





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