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Burnsville High School culinary students invited to Super Bowl event

Two Burnsville High School seniors, Austin Allen and Abdikadir Abdullahi, have been invited to participate in the “Taste of the NFL” event, which is being held Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Saint Paul RiverCentre.

Taste of the NFL is an event that is held each year at the hosting city of the Super Bowl, where chefs from each NFL city prepare their signature dish alongside an NFL player. The result is 35 different food stations where guests can sample different types of food and meet NFL players.

“I was really excited when I heard of this opportunity,” Abdikadir said. “It’ll show me what I’m going to be getting into because I want to really pursue this path later on in the future.”

They were invited as part of the Hospitality Minnesota Education Foundation (HMEF) ProStart program, a two year high school program that brings the foodservice industry to the classroom so students can have real-world experience in the culinary pathway. BHS is one of 51 high schools throughout the state that participates in this program.

You can learn more about HMEF and the ProStart program by visiting their website at www.hospitalitymn.org/hmef.html. You can also learn more about the Taste of the NFL event by visiting it’s website at www.tasteofthenfl.com.

NOTE: STORY AND PHOTO BY JUSTIN AMAKER, BURNSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR AND DISTRICT 191 COMMUNICATIONS INTERN.