The Bucyrus City Schools' Food Service Department is excited to announce the annual Future Chef Competition at the Bucyrus Elementary School. The competition, which is aimed at educating kids about healthy eating habits, is open to any Bucyrus students in third, fourth or fifth grade.
Bucyrus students interested in participating in the competition must fill out and return the recipe entry form, found in the elementary school office, to their teachers no later than Jan. 30, to be considered eligible. Once all recipe submissions have been received, five finalists will be selected and invited to participate in a culinary competition "Cook-Off" March 23 at the Bucyrus Secondary School.
During this head-to-head competition, student chefs will prepare a healthy snack for a distinguished panel of judges. The school will provide ingredients and judging will be based on the following criteria:
- Health-conscious foods
- Simple, kid-friendly preparation
- Fun kid foods
- Judge's Choice
- Best Table Presentation
"Too often we hear about obesity in kids, and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits," Food Service General Manager Lorie Pennington said. "Our hope is that this fun and educational competition will help change that, while encouraging students to get excited about healthy eating habits at a relatively young age."
For more information regarding this year’s Future Chef Competition, contact Pennington at 419-562-5355.