Got a young chef in your kitchen? Here’s a chance for them to shine! For the first time in its ten-year history, euphoria will celebrate the skills and culinary achievements of Greenville’s young chefs by hosting the first annual Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown contest. Imagine your chef creating a healthy dish that will be added to the Greenville County Schools menu during the 2015-2016 school year. Pretty cool, huh?
Open to all Greenville County Schools students between the ages of 8 and 12, the recipe and cooking contest allows students from across the area to submit their original, healthy, affordable and delicious recipes online at www.euphoriagreenville.com/
Judges of the contest include Tanya Steel, founder of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ State Dinner in conjunction with First Lady Michelle Obama, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Steel is also Award Director of the Julia Child Award, former editor-in-chief of epicurious.com and was an editor at Bon Appetit and Food & Wine magazines.) An editor of Cooking Light, the nation’s healthy recipe experts, will also judge at euphoria’s Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown. Celebrity chef Curtis Duffy (chef/owner of the Michelin three-star restaurant Grace in Chicago), along with “star” chefs from schools across the district, will help to prepare the top recipes submitted for the contest.
Entrants of the first annual Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Lunchtime Throwdown contest are required to submit original recipes that adhere to My Plate guidelines, are healthy, delicious and economical. Based on these criteria, finalists will be selected by a panel of local judges in June 2015 and will be announced in August 2015. These finalists will participate in the live cook off at euphoria on Sept. 20, 2015. For contest details visit www.euphoriagreenville.com/kidsrecipe and don’t forget to follow late breaking euphoria news on their Facebook page!