Cape High culinary students earn top prize for creative wings

Key lime pie, creme brûlée flavors impress judges
February 25, 2019

While chicken wings are typically served hot with celery sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing, Cape High culinary students wanted to create something unusual for a best wings contest.

Students wowed the judges with their key lime and creme brûlée wings, winning most creative wings at Ocean 98's Sixth Annual Best Wings on the Shore Contest Jan. 27 at Crooked Hammock in Lewes.

Known as Cooks on the Coast, the students came to school during a professional development day to meet with teacher Donald Vandeslice and brainstorm ideas for the contest.

“For our midterm, we made creme brûlée, so we decided to include that in our wings,” said sophomore Ely Branca.

Students also made a hot wing, christened Cape Chaos, which they served with a creme brûlée chaser.