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Beline Obeid
January 17, 2013
Sodexo invites all third, fourth and fifth graders in the Grosse Pointe Public School System to show off their culinary capabilities by submitting their favorite salad dish recipes to Sodexo’s third annual Future Chefs culinary competition.

The national program emphasizes nutrition education and making healthy food choices, having students craft their own healthy salad dish recipes. Creativity, originality and healthiness are encouraged, as are kid friendliness, ease of preparation and best use of featured ingredients.

At the local level, a “distinguished panel of administrators” evaluates submissions and narrows down the pool to the top two chefs from each of the district’s nine elementary schools. The top 18 students, who receive a framed plaque, T-shirt, toque and apron for their efforts, then compete in the final round, a culinary competition cook-off, tentatively scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Grosse Pointe North High School.

Thereupon, the winning recipe advances onto the national competition.

Recipe deadline is Friday, Jan. 25.

For more information, contact Knotts at (313) 432-3208 or at michelle.knotts@gpschools.org.

Food Service Survey

Sodexo and the GPPSS are interested in hearing about the quality of the current food service program and have posted surveys on the district web site for feedback.

“This year, with all of the federal guideline changes, we are particularly looking forward to your feedback,” Knotts said in a release on the district web site.

Three survey options are available on the district web site: parents, students and staff.

To participate, visit gpschools.schoolwires.net/gpschools and click on “Tell us what you think about food service” in the Headlines and Features section.

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