Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence Winner


Marukan Vinegar (U.S.A.), located in Paramount, sponsors the Marukan Cup of Culinary Excellence each year at Cerritos College. In 2018, high school students competed for the first time, and the first winner was Paramount High’s Osvaldo Galaz, a senior in the Pathway Program for Culinary Arts. His mouthwatering meal consisted of baked panko chicken with roasted sweet potatoes, coleslaw, pickled cucumber, and avocado cilantro dipping sauce. He was recognized at the January 22 City Council meeting.