Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Culinary Students Compete in School Lunch Challenge

The first place winner is Golden Strip Career Center who created a Latin fusion chicken taco with fruit salad.When it gets hot in the kitchen, these future chefs don’t sweat it, they thrive on it.

The first annual Greenville County Schools Career Center Culinary competition featured teams from Enoree, Golden Strip, Bonds and Donaldson Career Centers.

Each team was tasked with creating a flavorful new lunch menu for Greenville County school cafeterias.

The Winning DishThe recipes had to meet USDA guidelines and cost less than two dollars a plate.

The competition was hosted by Greenville Tech and judged by their head chef.  The other judges were the Director of Greenville County Schools Food and Nutrition Services and a representative from Sysco, our school food supplier.

Culinary students had three hours to present their trays to the judges.  The first place winner is Golden Strip Career Center who created a Latin fusion chicken taco with fruit salad.  The team included students Hunter Criswell, Estiban Gonzales and Michael Harmon.  Their instructor is Chef Kelly Sanderson.

Students can expect to see this dish on their lunch menu in the spring.



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