A GROUP of judges consider knife skills, safety and sanitation, ability to follow a recipe, proper use of equipment, taste and plating. Democrat file photo by Krysten Kellum
THE COMPETITION IS presented before an audience and is timed and judged. Democrat file photo by Krysten Kellum
ALEX STARK plates pasta in a garlicky cream sauce as teammate Tom Wunschel looks on in last year's competition at the Future Chefs of El Dorado County Teen Culinary Competition. The cooking competition is Sunday, May 5 at Wedgewood Sequoia Mansion in Placerville. Democrat file photo by Krysten Kellum

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