Philadelphia students do know how to cook
Three teams of Philadelphia public high school students. Healthy recipes. A lot of talent. Along with vegetables and fruits, these were the main ingredients of the latest Culinary Voice Competition Feb. 26. The competition is an initiative launched by Philadelphia Department of Public Health as a part of the Get Healthy Philly program (and co-sponsored by the Food Trust), Careers Though Culinary Arts Program, and the Vetri Foundation.
In its second edition, this year’s Culinary Voice Competition gathered students from Murrell Dobbins High School McDobbins (“Breakfast Club”), Swenson Arts and Technology High School Culinary Arts (“'Team Awesomeness”)’ and last year’s winner A. Phillip Randolph High School (“Randolph Raptors”). All of them were challenged to create healthy dishes that met both federal nutrition guidelines and school budgets. The results were a veggie scramble, a croissant sausage sandwich and a cheddar breakfast burrito.
The winner? The burrito the “Randolph Raptors” cooked during the competition was chosen by a panel of six judges (chefs, food service managers and students). The dish will now be introduce into the School District of Philadelphia’s full-service menu.
Maybe there was only one winner, but all the dishes meet the requirements of a delicious and healthy breakfast. So here are the three recipes created by these promising Philadelphia new generation chefs, for you to try:
-McDobbins Veggie Scramble (recipe).
-Croissant Sausage Sandwich (recipe).
-Sausage, Apple and Cheddar Breakfast Burrito (recipe).