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LCC students prep for Food Scene Eugene event

Lane Community College culinary and hospitality students prepare for upcoming food festival. (SBG, AF)

EUGENE, Ore. - Things are heating up in the kitchen at Lane Community College.

Culinary and hospitality students at the college are gearing up for a big event next month: Food Scene Eugene.

On Friday, culinary students practiced preparing finger foods that they plan on presenting in a couple of weeks at the food festival.

Hospitality students planned the practice event, and they said they value the hands-on experience.

“I'm really passionate about it, I love planning events. At my job now I get to plan events and that's what brings me excitement and it's my passion,” said Naomi Kimmelman, a first-year hospitality student.

Kimmelman said she is excited for Food Scene Eugene, where there will be chef and mixology competitions.

She said at the event, culinary students get creative: one year when they made a cotton-candy-bacon creation.

Food Scene Eugene takes place on May 5 and 6 at Lane Community College.

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