Bucyrus announces Future Chef Cook-Off finalists

Bucyrus announces Future Chef Cook-Off finalists
Posted on 03/16/2015

The Bucyrus City Schools' Food Service department is excited to announce the five finalists for the Bucyrus Elementary School Future Chef Competition. The competition, which is aimed at educating kids about healthy eating habits, will be held at 5:00 p.m. March 23 at the Bucyrus Secondary School.

Finalists, in no particular order, include:

  • Melody Burke – 3rd grade
  • Madalyn Kimmel – 4th grade
  • Christian Linn – 4th grade
  • Karys Boyd – 5th grade
  • Natalie Stover – 5th grade

In order to be considered eligible for competition, students in grades three through five were required to submit a recipe highlighting their favorite healthy snack. Thirty-five entries were submitted, making the selection process extremely challenging again this year.

"I was amazed at the number of students wanting to participate in this year's event," Food Services Manager Lorie Pennington said. "With such a large number of entries, it was extremely difficult for our judges to select the best five recipes for our competition."

The Sodexo Chef Manager and Sodexo staff judged the entries. Names of the students were hidden from the judges and final choices were made strictly based on recipes.

"It's going to be an exciting evening," Pennington said. "Congratulations to all our finalists and good luck at the cook-off!"