Food preservation team wins hospitality business contest

Five student teams competed for the chance to win $25,000 March 18 as part of Hotel Ezra Cornell’s seventh annual Hospitality Business Plan Competition. Each team was given 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions posed by any of the competition’s four guest judges.

This year’s winner was Team Natural Cuts, composed of Harrison Willis ’17 of the School of Hotel Administration and Vipul Prakash Saran ’17 of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Having manufactured a new food preservation technique, the team seeks to decrease food waste by extending the shelf life of fresh produce, most notably potatoes…

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