Students make healthy comfort foods for 2017 Future Chefs Challenge

BATTLE GROUND — Primary students from Battle Ground Public Schools will apply their creative culinary talents to making healthy comfort food recipes in Sodexo’s 2017 Future Chefs Challenge on Wed.,, March 22 at Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th St., in Vancouver.

 

Finalists will prepare their recipes and present them to a panel of judges, who will assess the culinary creations for originality, taste, ease of presentation, kid friendliness and use of healthy ingredients. Ninety-eight primary school students submitted healthy comfort food recipes for the contest, and 15 were selected to participate in the district-wide finals event.

 

Battle Ground Public Schools’ students in last year’s Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge are shown here preparing their submissions. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
Battle Ground Public Schools’ students in last year’s Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge are shown here preparing their submissions. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
A Battle Ground Public Schools’ student prepares ingredients with help from Chef Dave from Sodexo. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
A Battle Ground Public Schools’ student prepares ingredients with help from Chef Dave from Sodexo. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools

The winning recipe from Battle Ground Public Schools will be considered for a regional award, and regional finalists will vie to become one of five national finalists competing for the public’s vote on SodexoUSA.com.

 

The national initiative, now in its seventh year, was created by Sodexo to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen. Battle Ground Public Schools contracts with Sodexo to provide the district’s nutrition services.

 

Students will prepare their dishes from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wed., March 22, with judging taking place immediately after. Awards will be presented soon after judging has concluded.

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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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