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GaSNP Student Chef HS and MS Finalists

The Georgia Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the Georgia Student Chef Competition.
The finalist teams have been invited to attend the cooking competition on February 20, 2020, at Helms College in Macon, Georgia.

HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION (7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Baldwin – Baldwin High School  “Junior” Chefs of Baldwin: Chicken Quesadillas with Festive Fresh Salsa
Bartow – Cass High School  Cooking Colonels: Falling for Pot Pie
Bleckley – Bleckley County High School Bleckley High School: Caribbean Jerk Chili with Brown Rice
Brooks – Brooks High School The Spice Chicks: White Chicken Chili
Dublin City – Dublin High School Gridiron Grillers: Chicken Cordon Bleu Bowl
Forsyth – Lambert High School Lambert Chefs K!: Strawberry Avocado Chicken
Griffin-Spalding – Spalding County High School Jaguar Culinarians: Korean Lettuce Wrap
Gwinnett – Maxwell High School of Technology Nutrition Navigators: Rayie’s Moroccan Chicken
Jackson – Jackson County Comprehensive High School Pasta Pals: Chicken Pesto
Putnam – Putnam High School – Putnam High School: Mediterranean Meatballs with Savory Rice

MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPETITION (1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Baldwin – Oak Hill Middle School Where’s The Beef: Beet It
Camden – St Marys Middle School Iconic Cookers: Creamy Corn and Zoodles
Cherokee – Woodstock Middle School Woodstock Middle School “Almost” Professional Chefs:  Beets and Sweets
Fulton – River Trail Middle School Wolf Pack Chefs: Spicy Teriyaki Vegetable Crunch
Houston – Perry Middle School Perry Middle FCCLA:  Kale Couscous
Newton – Liberty Middle School The Fantastic Four: Sweet Potato Tots
Pickens – Jasper Middle School Jasper MS: Parmesan Herb Sweet Potato Hash Browns
State Charter School – Ivy Preparatory Academy Spice Girls: Turnip Fries and Kickin’ Tomato Jam

Recipes will be available later this year for incorporation into school nutrition programs across Georgia.

The high school winners of the February 20th competition will be invited to participate in the Southeast Regional Junior Chef Competition in Louisville, Kentucky May 7-8, 2020.

Best of luck to all the teams!


We realize that some families may be challenged to find food resources to fill the void when school is not in session. We encourage you to share FoodFinder, an excellent resource and partner of GaDOE School Nutrition. You can access FoodFinder on the web at www.foodfinder.us or download the app “FoodFinder – Fighting Hunger”. This valuable resource can assist families who may face issues of food insecurity throughout the year.

Our Vision:
Be the authority and resource for Georgia school nutrition programs so that every child in school has healthy choices, every day.

Our Mission:
Provide leadership, training and technical assistance, and resources so that local program personnel may deliver quality meals and education that contribute to the nutritional well-being of Georgians and their performance at work and school.

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