Dozens of elementary students from schools throughout the District took over the GEC Café last week in the 2015 Future Chefs competition.
The annual nationwide challenge invites fourth grade students to develop their own kid-friendly recipes and become actively involved in making good nutritional choices. Last year’s competition featured a Healthy Sandwich Challenge.
This year participants were tasked with sharing their favorite snack recipe. All contestants made their concoctions on site with the help of professional chefs from Granite Food Services.
Grand Champion: Kaleb Johnson, Douglas Orchard Elementary – Fruit Burrito
Healthy Attributes: Samantha Arballo, Calvin Smith Elementary – Fresh Fruit with Lime Dipping Sauce
Kid Appeal: Isaac Jackson, Fremont Elementary – The Chargers Effect
Ease of Preparation: Dylan Slater Rossi, William Penn Elementary – Fruit Nests
Plate Presentation: Ava Khaosanga, Fox Hills Elementary – Pineapple Salsa
Originality: Bridgette Bawden, Plymouth Elementary – Turkey Cran-Apple Rollups
Taste: Gabriel Zubiran Jr., David Gourley Elementary – Banana Snowman
Kaleb will go on to compete in the Future Chefs regional competition.