Meet Hannah Sevy, fastest knife in the Northwest

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Crestview High School senior Hannah Sevy's love of food carving and skill have earned her a $10,000 scholarship to the Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts. Her competition-winning edible centerpiece (photo by Hannah Sevy) includes two apple birds nesting in melon baskets around cabbage blossoms.

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 at 03:43 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Hannah Sevy's utensils are a blur as she rapidly carves an ornate basket or nest from a cantaloupe, and then transforms a red apple into a feathered bird.

She completes the centerpiece with cabbage blossoms, radish flowers and striped potato accents before garnishing the arrangement with kale.

"This kind of stuff is something I can do for a job," Hannah said, displaying a basket that 10 minutes ago was a melon.

She's well on her way to do just that. The Crestview High School senior will attend Keiser University's renowned Center for Culinary Arts this fall, having won a $10,000 scholarship to the Tallahassee campus.

She placed first in the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Educational Foundation's 14th Annual ProStart culinary competition March 5 and 6 in Orlando.

The result has changed her life, she said.

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