By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Jul 16, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Students from Bay View High School’s culinary arts program have created a unique ice cream flavor and will be on hand at Purple Door Ice Cream on Wednesday, July 17 as it is added to the flavor lineup at the Walker’s Point ice creamery.

"Bango Helado con Chamoy" is a mango and beet ice cream with a Mexican dipping sauce and it won the annual ice cream competition among the district’s four high school culinary arts programs, which are at Bay View, Washington, Vincent and Madison.

Four teams, with more than 20 students from the programs, faced off in the competition, which is in its third year and was again hosted in collaboration with Bartolotta Restaurants.

On Wednesday, the winners will bask in the cool glow as their ice cream is offered for sale at Purple Door, 205 S. 2nd St.

MPS culinary arts program – based on the ProStart curriculum started by the National Restaurant Association – launched in 2016 with 325 students and now there are 480 enrolled. The program aims to build career-readiness skills that students can carry with them to the hospitality industry when they complete high school or college.

Learn more about MPS’s culinary arts program here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.