Future Chefs Culinary Competition - April 27th, 2013

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Shown above are last year's finalists, as well as grand prize winners

During the month of March, many events like this one took place across the nation.  Here are some fun facts regarding them:

  • 79 events, just like ours
  • In 27 states
  • Representing 230 middle schools
  • With 680 kids participating
  • Who were selected from nearly 2600 recipes submitted

the winning recipe from our Finalist (who won an iPod Touch) was submitted for a regional competition along with the other winners from the 79 competitions.  This was narrowed down to regional winners (see below), who won a 3M Camcorder Projector Shoot 'n Share!  These winners will be narrowed down to five final competitors, who will have their recipes reproduced on YouTube for the country to vote on for a National winner.

A List of Regional Winners in this year's contest can be found HERE

Regional Finalists:

Northeast Region – Essence Perry; Fitchburg PSD; Monkey Sandwich

Mid-Atlantic Region – Gina DiRenzo; Easton Area SD; Banana Split Breakfast

Southern Region – Lorenzo Laohoo; Keller ISD; Saturday Asian Breakfast

Midwest Region – Jordan Schmidt; North Platte PSD; Mini Breakfast Pizzas

West Region – Makayla Hildebrand; Hockinson SD; Eggs in a Nest

 Congratulations to all of you that participated. The current content is the 2011 finalist videos, but the new videos will go live with links to the voting key survey page on Friday, April 20. 

 Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/user/SodexoFutureChefs

 NEXT YEAR- we will again move back to the 4th and 5th grade format for a healthy SALAD recipe.  Start practicing now! 

A contestant adds dressing to his scrumptious spinach-strawberry salad

Each 4th and 5th grade student in Eugene School District will have the opportunity to enter next year's culinary competition. Packets will be sent out to each school 4th and 5th grade classroom, but students can come to this area to download instructions and an entry form here as well.  We will select lucky finalists at each school to compete head-to-head in an "Iron Chef" style competition!

Next year's competition is still yet to be decided, but will probably take place in March  2013 at a location that will also be decided later.

Eugene's grand prize winner chosen at the cook-off will compete regionally and nationally against approximately 98 other school districts who are doing the same event!  The winner's creations of the top level will be featured on Sodexo's national menu cycle!

In case you need to print out some items yourself, here is the packet that's being sent to the buildings: 


2013 Poster   coming soon
2013 Instructions and overview   coming soon
2013 RECIPE ENTRY FORM  coming soon
IMPORTANT: TIPS on how to be chosen as a building finalist!   WORD     PDF


We couldn't do this event without

our SEHS and CHS leaders!


No Fishin' Around (Vegetarian) Sushi



Past Events & Winners

Competition Hall of Fame:  Click HERE for a listing of all three years winners

 Student Recipes 

(Last Year's) 2012 Recipe Book

2011 Recipe Book

2010 Recipe Book

2011 winners

Group photo of all finalists