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Future Chefs Culinary Competition

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The idea behind this event is to help educate the kids in HEALTHY EATING HABITS.  Too often we hear about obesity in kids and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits.  That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for their favorite healthy comfort food!

Judging is based on the following criteria:

•        Originality
•        Kid Friendly
•        Ease of Preparation
•        Healthy Attributes
•        Plate Presentation
•        Taste

Prizes to be announced.   All Finalists will receive a framed certificate, a recipe book of all finalists’ recipes, apron and chef hat.

The local press will be invited to take pictures of the student’s creations and parents and teachers can view (and taste!) the final product during the reception portion of the event.

Congratulations to Savannah Shuck from Willagillespie Elementary , the 2017 4J Future Chef Champion.

Savannah’s “Shuck’s Pizza” was the winning recipe prepared among 26 finalists(chosen from 138 recipes submitted) competing at Sheldon High School on April 22nd.

2nd place was Harper Wagner from Howard Elementary with Cornbread Muffins infused with Turkey Chili with Sour Cream Glaze”

3rd place was Ava Neal from McCornack Elementary with “English Muffin Pizza”

Best Table Display was Anica Smith from Willagillespie Elementary with “A Salad Walked into the Pita”

For photos of the event, check out https://www.facebook.com/4Jschools