The students worked with their FISD chefs for 6 weeks prior to the event by following a culinary curriculum. Topics included knife and prep skills, sanitation, nutrition and meal presentation.
The competition was intense! Families, friends and the members of the three school communities were in attendance to witness students prepare a complete a cold appetizer, main course dish and dessert—in 45 minutes!
While there was a winner of course, which was home-team Providence Day, the cook-off also raised $4,000 for the local Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. This event reminded all of us involved why we love to work in school food. There are so many exciting applications to culinary education, including bringing communities together.