Future Chefs Competition

Future Chefs Competition

We’re thrilled to be holding our 4th Future Chef Competition!
This year, we’re accepting entries grade 1 through 4.

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 Fiesta Fit - Healthy Mexican recipe!  

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

  • Originality

  • Kid Friendly

  • Ease of Preparation

  • Healthy Attributes

  • Plate Presentation

  • Taste 

    Timeline of the event:

    1. A flyer will be sent home with the students describing the event. Included with this flyer will be a blank recipe card.  

    2. Kids who would like to participate need to fill out the recipe card and return it to their teacher.

    3. Teachers will collect the recipe cards and give them to building office.

    4. Buildings return recipes to the Cafeteria kitchen no later than February 25th.

    5. A distinguished panel of administrators will evaluate recipe submissions and narrow the number of finalists down to 10 kids per district.

    6. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” on March 21, 2019, tentatively scheduled for 4:00 pm.

All Finalists will receive a framed certificate, chef coat, apron and hat).

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

Transportation of the kids will not be provided on the March 21, 2019 for the competition. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Hillsborough High School. 

Each group of kids will have a kitchen staff member assigned to help them to ensure that there are no safety issues. This will ensure safe food and preparation practices are followed and no one gets harmed. 

As an added bonus, our competition is just one of our local competitions that Sodexo will be orchestrating across the country this school year. The winning recipe from each event will be entered to win a national competition in March. More details will follow, but we’re lining up some great prizes for those that are chosen to receive national recognition!