WESTFORD -- Nashoba Valley Technical High School's in-school restaurant, The Elegant Chef, will again enter the Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce's Taste of Nashoba competition -- but its entry is top-secret.
The event, now in its 16th year, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Lawrence Academy in Groton.
The Elegant Chef, run by students in Nashoba Tech's Culinary Arts and Hotel & Restaurant Management programs, has had much success at the event in the past, but in the Best Entrée category. This year, the school is entering the Best Dessert category. The students and staff are keeping mum on the details, however.
All that Chef-Instructors Jeremy Bussiere, Carley Capraro and Fran Zentgraf will offer is that it's an "out-of-this-world" treat created by Jenna Thompson, a sophomore from Littleton.
"The students are very excited about having the opportunity to once again participate in this great community," said Bussiere, who runs the Hotel & Restaurant Management program at Nashoba Tech. "Our dessert by Jenna Thompson will be unveiled at the event."
The chef-instructors noted that winning will be as difficult as ever because the competition gets better every year.
Tickets for the Taste of Nashoba are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Some other vendors participating this year include 110 Grill, Evviva Cucina, Gibbet Hill Grill, The Bull Run, Bailey's Bar & Grille and the Westford Regency.