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Elementary Students Compete in Sodexo's Future Chefs Event

More than 30 Pine-Richland elementary students entered the Sodexo Future Chefs Challenge earlier this year. Six finalists were named, and on March 8, came together at Eden Hall Upper Elementary to prepare their dishes for district judges. 
Our finalists included:
  • Michael D., Eden Hall (1st place)
    Veggie Volcano
  • George M., Eden Hall (2nd place)
    Pineapple Upside Down Stuffing
  • Nabha N., Wexford Elementary (3rd place)
    Veggie Pucks (Broccoli Corn Tikkis)
  • Claire S., Wexford Elementary
    Claire's Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
  • Isaac K., Richland Elementary
    Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • Sophia B., Wexford Elementary
    Sophia's Super Star Apple Salad
As the first place winner, Michael's recipe for Veggie Volcano moves on to regional judging. Five finalists will be named for national judging, and the ultimate winner will be announced in May. 
The winning recipe, along with three additional student-created recipes from the contest, will be added to Sodexo school menus for the 2023-2024 school year.
Collage of photos from the event