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Student Chef Cook-Off Contest Recap Video!

Student Chef Cook-Off Contest Recap Video!
Andrea Torres

HLPUSD is thrilled to share a recap of our second annual Student Chef Cook-Off Contest held on June 13, a collaborative and inspiring event that has not only enhanced the student voice and choice but also celebrated creativity. Most importantly, it has spread the crucial message of incorporating scratch cooking into the District’s menu, inspiring healthier food choices for our community! 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our Director of Nutrition Services Celeste Calubaquib, Supervisors Brittney Rodriguez and Jennifer Ruiz, and our exceptional Cafeteria Manager coaches. Your commitment to finding innovative and unique ways to encourage our students to make healthy food choices is truly commendable. 

All four of our finalists demonstrated their culinary prowess by crafting delectable menu items, each earning well-deserved recognition. We extend our warmest congratulations to Michael Jiao, an incoming eighth-grader at Mesa Robles Middle School and the reigning Cook-Off Contest champion, for securing the first place with his mouthwatering carne asada fries accompanied by a refreshing side of cucumber.

Click here to watch the video!