SUNY Delhi's culinary team won the Copa Culinaria Mundial Junior representing the United States in Costa Rica this week. Team Delhi earned gold medals in both the hot and cold food categories to earn its first victory in international competition. Each team was required to create a three-course meal, 12 portions each, in two and half hours. Portions were sampled by judges from all of over the world who determined the first, second and third place winners.

Delhi's team members include Parris Sewer of Elmont (captain), Sakari Smithwick of Amityville, Thomas Downey of Goshen, Alex Johnson of Herkimer, and Oboseoye Ojeaga of New York City who served as the team's apprentice.

The student chefs created a menu that represented the indigenous foods of America, many of which have been sourced from Delaware County.

In addition to the excitement of winning on the world stage, SUNY Delhi's culinary team will be featured nationally on cable television in an episode of the Food Network's "Farmhouse Rules" with Nancy Fuller.