Future Chefs Competition - 5th Graders

Future Chefs Competition - 5th Graders
We’re thrilled to announce our 9th annual Future Chefs Competition! This year, we’re accepting entries for the 5th grade students.

The idea behind this event is to help educate students 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 students to submit recipes for their Favorite Asian Inspired Dish.  

Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Kid Friendly
Ease of Preparation
 Healthy Attributes
 Plate Presentation

A flyer will be sent home with the students describing the event. Included with this flyer will be a blank recipe card.  
Students who would like to participate need to fill out the recipe card and return it to their teacher
Teachers will collect the recipe cards and give them to Cafeteria Manager, recipes are due no later than March 29th!

A distinguished panel of administrators will evaluate recipe submissions and narrow the number of finalists down to 10.  Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” @ Cleveland High School.
All Finalists will receive a framed plaque, a medal, recipes book, chef coat, apron and hat and prizes.

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.

Each group of students 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. Parents please allow your child to prepare his/hers dish and decorate their table with the assigned kitchen staff member. We encourage the parent to practice the dish with their child at home to make your child more comfortable with the dish.

A book of the competition with pictures of each child will be provided to each student.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns.


Mark Willis

General Manager

Rio Rancho Public Schools

Mark.willis@sodexo.com (this is my preferred way to get messages)