Farm to School Student Chef Competition March 20, 2019

The Georgia Department of Education School Nutrition Program, as part of the Shake It Up in School Nutrition initiative, is holding its 3rd annual Farm to School Student Chef Competition in 2019. The 2019 Georgia Student Chef Competition has a new Middle School Competition in addition to the High School Competition.

The High School Student Chef Competition is open to student teams in grades 9-12. Teams will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly recipe that includes local foods, USDA Foods and is easily incorporated into the school food service program. The competition consists of a Recipe Contest and a Cooking Competition.

The Middle School Student Chef Competition is open to student teams in grades 6-8. Teams will compete to develop a nutritious, student-friendly vegetable side dish recipe that includes local foods and is easily incorporated into the school food service program. The competition consists of a Recipe Contest only.

Please review the guidelines and application. A one page overview of the guidelines for both grade levels is attached.

Along with the above documents, the following documents and resources are posted on our Student Chef Competition webpage:

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline for High School Competition: January 10, 2019. Recipes must be approved by the School Nutrition Program.
    • Teams will be notified by mid-February if they were selected to compete in the Cooking Competition.
    • The Cooking Competition will be held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Helms College in Macon, Georgia.
  • Application deadline for Middle School Competition: February 11, 2019.

Please contact Laura Tanase at ltanase@doe.k12.ga.us or Paige Holland at StudentChef@gadoe.org with questions.