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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, March 26, 2014 9A Members of the Twisted Taco culinary team pose in front of a sign for a restaurant management competition held March 15 and 16 in Sacramento. From left: culinary arts teacher Judy Dolphin, Miranda Fitch, Farris Smith, Nikole Machado, and Seka Carpenter. Photo submitted Students present restaurant concept Laura Beaten Staff Writer Ibeaton@plu masnews.corn Several dedicated Greenville High School students presented their business proposal for a new restaurant concept at the 2014 California BJ's Restaurants Management Cup and Boyd's Coffee Culinary Cup March 15 and 16 in Sacramento. The team of four girls, culinary arts teacher Judy Dolphin and mentor Sean Conry didn't win one of the three top spots, but they were told by a judge in the elevator that they were right up there with the winners. The girls came up with an original and innovative concept that could very well go on to become reality someday. Junior Nikole Machado was the driving force behind the competition, said culinary arts teacher Dolphin. An initially larger group of students dwindled to just four: not enough to enter competitions that past culinary arts teams had entered and won. But Machado garnered the support of three other students and together they formulated a management plan for a "quick casual" restaurant that would put a unique twist on Mexican cuisine by incorporating other ethnic influences. Items such as Mexican Raviolis with a Spicy Marinara and Green Chile Cheese Sauce, the Mexi Mac and Cheese Quesadilla and an Indian taco with ground buffalo meat -- the house specialty -- would be offered on their menu. The Twisted Taco would purchase fresh, quality produce and meat from local vendors and farmers' markets. A fresh salsa bar and a unique "aqua bar," offering flavored fruit extracts to personalize good old H20, are additional twists. "Another twist we are planning is incorporating technology for our guests," the team's promotional material says. "At each table there will be a tablet for ordering your meal, paying your check, making reservations and creating a personal profile which will allow us to track your meals. "The tracking allows us to see which meals are the most popular, boosting our marketing and creating a more satisfying experience." But that's not all. "After you order your meal, the tablet can be used for entertainment. You can watch a movie, play a family-friendly game, do social networking, read a book or magazine." The Twisted Taco team may not have won the competition, but the development and inarketiig experience will provide the team with invaluable knowledge and skills that will accompany students throughout their lives. 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The Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce and the Feather River College Youth Entrepreneurship Program will host the summit at Grizzly Creek Ranch, home of Sierra Nevada Journeys. The summit, which will be "Capturing the Culture of Business through Action," will offer an array of educatioml and networking Opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs. Several keynote speakers will be featured during the event. Local businessman Bob Marshall, general manager of Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative, will speak about his work in utilities and his successes with the cooperative. Richard ScuUy, founder of Chamber Nation, will touch on his use of technology and Internet websites to encourage economic sustainability in counties and cities. Jeanne Steele, owner of Rural Tourism Marketing, specializes in helping rural communities and businesses learn effective marketing strategies that utilize local resources. She will explain these techniques to attendees at the summit. E.J. 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