In just a few weeks, teams of aspiring chefs from high schools in Chicago, Denver, Jacksonville, St. Louis, Washington, DC and Winston-Salem will compete in the national finals of HSC's Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest in Washington, DC. The students, who have all won their city's local qualifying contest, will present healthy school lunches that meet high nutrition standards and many of the constraints faced in school food service.
Today, we are happy to spotlight the team of young chefs from Denver! Check out this video about the Denver qualifying contest, hosted by LiveWell Colorado:
Congratulations to student chefs Brenda Alcocer, Azucena Hernandez and Edna Mendez Rodriguez of Martin Luther King high school. The team members will bring their winning meal of parmesan herb crusted chicken with creamy pesto spaghetti and a green apple stuffed tomato to Washington, DC later this month!
Student chefs prepare for the Cooking up Change qualifying contest in Denver