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Northeast Times | September 17, 2021

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VRMS Student Crowned Keller ISD Future Chefs Champion

VRMS Student Crowned Keller ISD Future Chefs Champion

Vista Ridge Middle School 5th Grader Payten Harshbarger was named the champion of the 2018 Future Chefs Competition on March 6 at Fossil Ridge High School.

Future Chefs is an annual cooking competiton hosted by Keller ISD Child Nutrition Services and Sodexo.

Future Chefs Winner Schools from across the District submitted their students’ recipes and the top students were invited to participate in the live, District-wide finals event. There, the finalists, dressed in chef coats and hats, prepared and presented their creations. Judges then assessed each dish based on the criteria including originality, taste, presentation, kid friendliness, and use of healthy ingredients.

Harshbarger’s winning recipe was an “Asian Inspired Pork Sliders with Asian Slaw.”

Future Chefs teaches students about the importance of healthy eating while honing their culinary skills thanks to education partner and Quality of Life Services provider Sodexo.