Northwest students cookin' their way to state

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Two Northwest High students have achieved something for the first time in school history.

Junior Marisa Meyer and Cody Butcher spent Friday morning in training. Under the watchful eye of coach Taylor Shafer, they were getting into shape to go to state and this was their game plan. "Today we made stuffed mini peppers, rolled flank steak and a white chocolate mousse," said Meyer.

It's the State Culinary Competition. After winning bronze in the High School Culinary Competition, they are on their way to state and this is a first for a team from Northwest High School.

Cody is a sophomore and is feeling the heat. "Pretty stressful, but overall finding out that we're gonna be going to state, it was really exciting and just a lot of emotions going through and having to go through another week of stressing, being able to keep composed and make the winning dishes that we have."

This competition is more physical than you might expect. Cody whipped the mousse by hand for 10 minutes straight. It's a lot of work and it's not just Cody getting a workout.

"We're very excited, we've been putting in a lot of early mornings and a lot of grocery trips for me and a lot of dishes for them, so we've been working very hard and I love seeing their work pay off," said coach Shafer.

Next stop is Lincoln where the State High School Culinary Competition is being held on Saturday. Whoever wins goes on to the national competition in Dallas.