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December 11, 2017
– Georgia public high school students are invited to apply to compete in
the Second Annual Farm-to-School Student Chef Competition, part of
the Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program’s Shake it Up
initiative. The competition will be held Wednesday,
March 14, 2018 at Williams S. Hutchings College & Career Academy in Macon.
The top three winning teams will be awarded scholarships and the top team will move on to compete in the
Southeast Regional Junior Chef Competition from May 9 to 10, 2018 at Sullivan
University in Louisville, Kentucky.
“GaDOE’s Shake it Up in School Nutrition initiative is all about
changing the culture of school nutrition,” State School Superintendent Richard
Woods said. “Our school nutrition staff and their colleagues across the state
are shaking up school meals by providing updated, kid-tested and -approved
recipes and other training and resources. The Student Chef Competition gets
students directly involved in that process and gives them a great opportunity
to put in practice what they’re learning in school.”
Teams will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly
recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into
the school food service program. The competition consists of a recipe
contest and a cooking competition, and students will be judged on taste,
student appeal, presentation, and creativity.
Click here for full requirements.
competition provides an opportunity for students to partner with school
nutrition and develop recipes that will be used in school nutrition programs
across the state,” GaDOE Farm to School Specialist Laura Tanase said.
teams should apply to compete via the application by January 10, 2018. Teams selected
to compete in the recipe contest and cooking competition will be notified by
Laura Tanase or Paige Holland at StudentChef@gadoe.org with questions about the competition.
Student Chef Competition Overview
2018 Student Chef Competition Guidelines
2018 Student Chef Application
2018 Student Chef Competition Fact Sheet