Students make healthy comfort foods for 2017 Future Chefs Challenge

March 6, 2017 Joe Vajgrt

Students make healthy comfort foods for 2017 Future Chefs Challenge

March 6, 2017


Primary students from Battle Ground Public Schools will apply their creative culinary talents to making healthy comfort food recipes in Sodexo’s 2017 Future Chefs Challenge on Wednesday, March 22 at Prairie High School, 11311 NE 119th Street in Vancouver. 

Finalists will prepare their recipes and present them to a panel of judges, who will assess the culinary creations for originality, taste, ease of presentation, kid friendliness and use of healthy ingredients. Ninety-eight primary school students submitted healthy comfort food recipes for the contest, and 15 were selected to participate in the district-wide finals event.

The winning recipe from Battle Ground Public Schools will be considered for a regional award, and regional finalists will vie to become one of five national finalists competing for the public’s vote on SodexoUSA.com

The national initiative, now in its seventh year, was created by Sodexo to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen. Battle Ground Public Schools contracts with Sodexo to provide the district's nutrition services.

Students will prepare their dishes from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, with judging taking place immediately after. Awards will be presented soon after judging has concluded. 


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