Student-made ice cream to be featured at Purple Door Ice Cream

July 18, 2019

Students to visit Walker’s Points store to see winning ice cream for sale

Milwaukee Public Schools and The Bartolotta Restaurants hosted the third annual ice cream-making competition in April. Four teams, totaling more than 20 students, competed in this fun and educational contest from all four MPS culinary arts schools: Bay View High School, James Madison Academic Campus, Vincent High School, and Washington High School.

On Wednesday, July 17, 2019, high school students from Bay View High School that won this year’s Ice Cream Competition will be making a special visit to Purple Door Ice Cream, 205 S 2nd St, in Walker’s Point to see their own ice cream for sale!

The 2019 winning ice cream is “Bango Helado con Chamoy,” created by Bay View High School culinary arts students, a mango and beet ice cream with a Mexican dipping sauce.

The MPS culinary arts program, which uses the ProStart® curriculum, was initiated to build broad career- readiness skills needed for post-high school success and to connect students to the restaurant and hospitality industry. The program, initiated by the National Restaurant Association, is a great way for students to prepare for work in the industry and is valuable for teaching leadership and other skills transferable to post-secondary choices.

MPS began its culinary arts program in 2016 with approximately 325 students. Currently, the district has about 480 students enrolled in culinary arts programs at the four schools with culinary arts programs.