West Virginia Operation Christmas Crumble Culineering Challenge


Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 


James Rumsey Technical Institute, 3274 Hedgesville Road, Martinsburg, West Virginia, 25403


Christy Day, West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications, 304-558-2699 or Christy.Day@k12.wv.us

Nine teams of culinary, engineering, computer science, and robotics students from around West Virginia will participate in the state’s first Culineering Challenge. Students will design and construct a mobile sleigh made from gingerbread and mechanical attachments that will move through a maze and deliver desserts. The competition is based on the Netflix®series Baking Impossible, and promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as well as culinary and hospitality skills.

Teams consisting of two culinary and two engineering students of varying grade levels from the same county will participate in the inaugural competition and include:

School Name Team Name County
Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center Coyotes Calhoun County
Hundred High School Hundred Crumble Bots Wetzel County
Huntington High School Lead the Way Café Cabell County
James Rumsey Technical Institute Caroling Crusaders Berkeley County
Putnam Career & Technical Center The Eggnoggins Putnam County
Marion County Technical Center Marion County Culinary Engineer Marion County
Mercer County Technical Education Center MCTEC Bakineering Team Mercer County
Shady Spring High School Tiger Treats Raleigh County
Wheeling Park High School Oreo Speedwagon Ohio County

Awards include grand champions $5,000; second place $3,000; and third place $2,000. Additionally, each student on the grand champion team will receive $250 provided by the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association and Education Foundation.

The event is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association and Education Foundation, and the James Rumsey Technical Institute in Martinsburg.

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