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Mississippi Jr Chef Competition

Savor the Flavor of Mississippi

The MS Department of Education/Office of Child Nutrition recently hosted our statewide Jr Chef Cooking Competition - "SAVOR THE FLAVOR OF MISSISSIPPI"! This competition allows High School Culinary Arts students the opportunity to learn about recipe development, farm to school resources, teamwork, and friendly competition among their peers. The recipes are nutritious and student-friendly that are easily incorporated into Child Nutrition menus. The competition usually consists of about twenty (20) teams from across the state.

Each team is in full competition mode as they display their culinary talents to move forward to State Finals; this is where the top three (3) regional teams come together to battle it out for the overall 1st Place Trophy. The 1st place Mississippi team then prepares to travel to the Southeast Regional Competition in Louisville, KY to compete against other 1st Place winners from: Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. This competition is designed to encourage students to become more engaged in Culinary Arts by providing them an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in a competitive environment. 

Mississippi Jr Chef Competition Fact Sheet

2018 Application

Judging Guidelines

 

JR CHEF AWARDS

1st Place - Lamar County School District (Advancing to the Finals in Louisville, Kentucky)

Winning Recipe - Creole Smoked Chicken Wrap

First place team - LAMAR COUNTY
First Place Team -- Lamar County School District

 

Photo of the winning Recipe - Creole Smoked Chicken Wrap
Creole Smoked Chicken Wrap

      

     

 

2nd Place - Jackson County School District

2nd Place Recipe - Chicken Crust Pizza

A photo of the 2nd place team - Jackson County School District
2nd Place Team - Jackson County School District

 

A photo of Chicken Crust Pizza
2nd Place Recipe - Chicken Crust Pizza

 

3rd Place - Grenada School District

3rd Place Recipe - Chicken Italiano

A photo of the 3rd Place Team, Grenada School District
3rd Place Team - Grenada School District

 

A photo of Grenada School District Chicken Italiano
3rd Place Recipe - Chicken Italiano