ST. PAUL - A group of Sauk Rapids-Rice students took top honors at a cooking and restaurant competition.  The Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation hosted the event in St. Paul.

The Sauk Rapids-Rice team took first place in the management catagory, for their idea of a fine dining restaurant called "City Scape".  Students shared written and oral presentations with judges, as well as visual displays of their concept's menu, decor, price structure, marketing plan, and other considerations.

And they finished second in the culinary competiton.  Teams had one hour to prepare a three-course meal using two butane burners.  They were judged on teamwork, sanitation, menu presentation and taste, as well as knife skills.